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Summerville woman killed after hitting tree on I-26

Authorities respond to an accident on I-26 Wednesday. (Source: M. Ledford) Authorities respond to an accident on I-26 Wednesday. (Source: M. Ledford)
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

South Carolina Highway Patrol says a motorist was killed after a single-vehicle wreck that occurred in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 26 on Wednesday afternoon.

The Berkeley County Coroner's Office says Marjorie Gariepy, 48, of Summerville died at the scene of the accident. Officials say Gariepy was driving a work van during the accident.

According to state troopers, the incident happened near mile marker 196 just after 3 p.m. when a white workers van ran off the road and struck a tree.

Authorities say Gariepy was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

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