• February 17, 2017

Kayontae Gagum Killed in Hemingway, SC, 18-wheeler Accident

Hemingway, SC -- February 7, 2017, Kayontae Gagum was fatally injured following an accident in which her vehicle and an 18-wheeler collided.

Authorities from the Williamsburg County Sheriff's Department investigated the fatal crash. They say it occurred around 7:00 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 41 and Radio Road.

Reports indicate that 18-year-old Gagum was traveling eastbound on Radio Road in a Honda passenger vehicle. She attempted to make a left turn onto northbound Highway 41, and her vehicle somehow crossed paths with a southbound 18-wheeler. As a result, the 18-wheeler crashed into her car.

Due to the accident, Gagum was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver was not injured.

Authorities have not indicated what caused the accident, and no charges or citations have been reported. Investigations are ongoing.

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