Victim identified in fatal Awendaw head-on collision

Victim identified in fatal Awendaw head-on collision

AWENDAW, SC (WCSC) - A victim has been identified in a fatal car accident taking place on Thursday in Awendaw on Highway 17.

The Charleston County Coroner's Office says 59-year-old Gloria Martin, of Georgetown, died of injuries sustained in the accident. According to the Sheriff's Office, Christie Jordan of Summerville is facing a charge of reckless homicide in the incident.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office responded to the accident scene on Highway 17 just above Doar Road at 9:19 p.m.

Deputies say Jordan turned into the northbound lane of Highway 17, and began traveling southbound in the northbound lanes, eventually colliding head on with a victim's vehicle. Upon impact, Martin's vehicle overturned, resulting in her death.

Jordan is also charged with driving without a license, officials say.

Jordan was transported to MUSC to be treated for her injuries.

The CCSO is still investigating.

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