Florence, South Carolina 2021-05-01 09:20:31 –
Lawrence, South Carolina (WSPA / AP) – Two 14-year-old girls, described by coroners as best friends, have died in an all-terrain vehicle crash.
Officials say the ATV struck a trailer truck in the small town of Joanna in Lawrence County around 4:30 pm Thursday. Troopers say the girls were tying to cross State Highway 56.
According to the coroner’s office, 14-year-old Jasmine Peak and 14-year-old Madison Simmons died on the scene. State highway patrols say a special team of soldiers is investigating the crash.
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash occurred on Milton Road on Pickens Street. The Troopers said the girl was riding a 2013 Honda ATV.
The coroner’s office said the girls were not wearing helmets and died on the scene.
The autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning to help identify the cause of the crash, the coroner said.
Their family told our sister station 7 news that there was a prayer rally on Sunday at 4 pm
SCHP’s interdisciplinary accident investigation team and coroner’s office will continue to investigate.
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