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Pedestrian killed in crash in Aiken County, SC: Coroner



An investigation is underway after a South Carolina woman died in a crash Saturday, according to the Aiken County Coroner’s Office.

Terri Long, a 59-year-old Aiken resident, is the pedestrian who was killed, coroner Darryl Ables said in a news release.

On Saturday around 9 p.m., Long was crossing Laurens Street — near Peach Orchard Place — when she was struck by a northbound vehicle, according to the release.

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EMS took Long to an area hospital, where she died at 9:35 p.m., Ables said.

No other injuries were reported.

It is not yet known whether the driver of the car stopped or left the scene after the collision.

The crash remains under investigation by the coroner’s office and the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

At least 357 people had died on South Carolina roadways through May 22 in 2024, according to the state Department of Public Safety. Last year, 1,030 people died in accidents in South Carolina, DPS reported.

At least 14 people have died in accidents in Aiken County in 2024, according to DPS data. There were 38 deaths reported in the county in 2023, DPS said.

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