Ridgeway woman dies after car hits tree

By Lucas Vance lvance@civitasmedia.com

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RIDGEWAY — Crystal Denise Smith, 29, died Tuesday after wrecking her vehicle on Peach Road in Ridgeway.

The single-vehicle collision occurred 1.5 miles west of Ridgeway in Fairfield County. According to Trooper Billy Elder with the S.C. Highway Patrol, Smith was traveling alone in a four-door Suzuki in the east bound lane on Peach Road when her vehicle struck a tree around 9:35 a.m.

Elder reported that she was not wearing a seatbelt.

Smith died on the scene. She lived in Ridgeway.

Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said Smith drove off the west side of the road and hit a tree for reasons unknown at press time. Ramsey stated that she died of injuries resulting from the wreck.

Smith was one mile away from her residence.

The wreck is still under investigation by S.C. Department of Public Safety.


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