Teen killed in accident on I-26

By Ian Silver  bio | email

HARLEYVILLE, SC (WCSC) - A teenager was killed when he lost control of his vehicle on I-26, causing traffic backups for hours.

Officials say 17-year-old Taylor Elmore of Florence was driving an SUV when he lost control, ran off the road and hit a very large pine tree almost head-on. The accident happened near mile marker 183 between Harleyville and Ridgeville.

Officials say Elmore died at the scene, and his passenger, whose name has not been released, was flown to MUSC with head trauma.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

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