1 killed, 1 injured in Lexington County car accident
Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a single-vehicle accident. The accident occurred in the 2800 block of Calks Ferry Road near Pelion at approximately 2:15 a.m. on Friday.
According to Fisher, Crystal Marie Padgett, 34, of Gaston was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the accident. Padgett’s vehicle, which was travelling toward Lexington, left the road to the left side and struck a tree. Padgett was not wearing a seatbelt when the incident occurred. A passenger in the vehicle, who was also not wearing a seatbelt, was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. The accident remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.