A woman was killed after a car in front of her hit a deer, sending the animal crashing into her vehicle, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. Friday on Fruit Hill Road about 7 miles north of Saluda, according to Trooper Joe Hovis of the Highway Patrol.
A 2001 Kia and a 1999 Ford pickup were both traveling north when the Kia hit a deer, Hovis said. The force of the crash apparently sent the animal crashing into the pickup, which was traveling behind the Kia.
A female passenger in the pickup was killed, Hovis said. The Saluda County Coroner’s Office identified the woman as 45-year-old Jennifer Fisher Wertz of Saluda, according to The Index-Journal of Greenwood. Troopers say Wertz was wearing a seat belt.
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The driver of the pickup and a 14-year-old passenger were both wearing seat belts and were not injured, Hovis said. The driver of the Kia was also wearing a seat belt and was not injured.