Two people, including a 6-year-old girl, were killed Monday when their car ran off the road, hit a tree and burst into flames, according to troopers.
The crash happened around 6 p.m. Monday on Bluff Road near Congaree Church Road, which is in the Gadsden area, according to Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol.
A 2006 Chrysler 300 was traveling east on Bluff Road when the driver began making a lawful pass of another car, Southern said. The driver lost control and the car exited the right side of the roadway, where it struck a tree. The vehicle then burst into flames.
The Richland County Coroner’s Office on Tuesday afternoon identified the deceased driver as 36-year-old Angela Theresa Ravenell, of Moore Lane in Gadsden. Ravenell was trapped in the car and died at the scene from blunt force trauma to the neck and torso, Coroner Gary Watts said.
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Shakiah Nehemiah Goodwin, 6, of Moore Lane in Gadsden, was also trapped in the car and died at the scene from thermal injuries and smoke inhalation, Watts said. She turned 6 in early May.
A third occupant in the car was taken to the burn center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga., Watts said.
There was no word on the potential role of weather in the crash.
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