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Victim in fatal Christmas morning crash identified

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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

A Charleston woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident early Christmas morning, authorities say.

Karen Bessinger died from injuries sustained in the crash, according to the Charleston County Coroner's Office.

The crash was reported shortly before 2 a.m. Friday.

A Honda Civic traveling south on Highway 61 just before the Dorchester County line ran off the side of the road, struck an embankment and overturned, Charleston County Sheriff's Maj. Eric Watson said. 

Investigators say Bessinger was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

The crash remains under investigation by the sheriff's office and the Charleston County Coroner's Office.

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