Infant dies following Hwy. 25 wreck

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Three people were injured and an infant died following a two-car wreck that happened on U.S. Hwy. 25 near Hwy. 11 around 7:45 a.m. on Friday.

The infant was delivered at Greenville Memorial Hospital by emergency c-section after the mother was injured in the crash, the Greenville County Coroner's Office said.

According to S.C. Highway Patrol troopers, the expectant mother was traveling southbound in heavy rain when her 2004 Chevy SUV spun across the roadway and was hit by a 2012 Nissan heading north.

The 37-year-old woman and another passenger, a male, were taken to the hospital with injuries, troopers said.

The coroner said a baby girl was delivered at the hospital after the crash and passed away just before 9:30 a.m. The cause of death was determined to be birth asphyxia due to maternal and placental blunt force trauma due to the crash.

The driver of the Nissan was also hurt in the crash.


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