Coroner’s office identifies two people killed in accident near Magnolia Plantation

Coroner’s office identifies two people killed in accident near Magnolia Plantation
Investigators say a Jeep traveling at a high rate of speed southbound crossed the center line and struck a northbound Chevrolet nearly head-on. (Source: Live 5 News)

WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCSC) - Authorities have identified two people who were killed in an accident near Magnolia Plantation in West Ashley on Thursday.

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office said 38-year-old Elizabeth Hildebidle of Charleston and 28-year-old Luis Ramirez of Charleston both died from injuries in the accident at 3:25 p.m.

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.

Deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash in the 4100 block of Ashley River Road near Magnolia Plantation.

Investigators say a Jeep traveling at a high rate of speed southbound crossed the center line and struck a northbound Chevrolet nearly head-on.

The drivers of both vehicles died at the scene. A dog in the Chevrolet also died in the collision, the sheriff’s office said.

Hildebilde worked with the City of Charleston in the prosecutor’s office, according to City of Charleston spokesman Jack O’Toole.

According to emergency officials, there were multiple entrapments and vehicles on fire in the incident.

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