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Four Dead, including Two Children, in Tragic York County Road Accident

Grieving family members together

Four Dead, including Two Children, in Tragic York County Road Accident

A heartrending road accident claimed the lives of four people, including two little children, late Friday night in York County. The incident took place on Saluda Road and East Highway 324, Rock Hill. A fourth victim died in the hospital on Saturday afternoon—they were initially reported as severely injured after the collision.

Identifying the Victims

The victims have been identified as 39-year-old Kristen Agard, 30-year-old Tionese Crim Hughes, and their twin daughters, three-year-olds Mackenzie and Mariah Hughes.

Recounting the Incident

As per the details shared by the York County Coroner’s Office, the incident happened when the car driven by Kristen Agard reportedly moved across the center line, causing a head-on collision with Hughes’ vehicle. Both drivers lost their lives on site. One of the children died during transit to the Piedmont Medical Center, while her sister succumbed to her injuries at the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte.

Painful Impact on the Families

The tragic loss of four family members in one swift stroke has shocked and deeply saddened their relatives, friends, and the Rock Hill community, casting a somber pall over the sleepy town.

Investigations Underway

The crash is being closely examined, attempting to piece together the events leading up to the unsettling event, with emphasis on forensic evidence and possible factors contributing to the outcome. As stated by the authorities, pathology and toxicology reports are being prepared and will throw more light on the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Original Narrative

As initially reported on the day of the accident, there were two fatalities on the scene, with two others in critical condition rushed to different hospitals. The incident occurred around 6:30 PM on Friday, March 22nd, involving a 2019 Nissan sedan and a 2018 Chevrolet sedan colliding head-on. The subsequent impact led the Chevrolet to collide with a nearby 2018 Chevrolet SUV.

Identifying the cars and initial survivors

The drivers and passengers of both the Nissan sedan—involved in the fatal collision—and the Chevy SUV escaped the crash unscathed. However, the driver of the Chevrolet sedan and a passenger—both in the Nissan—could not survive the impact. The remaining passengers of the Nissan car were severely injured and rushed to nearby hospitals for immediate medical attention.

Investigations Continue

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is continuing its thorough investigation of the tragic event. The results from the investigation are key for future decision-making, potentially leading to new rules and policies helping avoid such unfortunate incidents in the future.

As the community grieves the tragic loss, this incident serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety and the devastating consequences that can result from a moment of distraction or recklessness.

HERE Rock Hill
Author: HERE Rock Hill

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