SC student dies in wreck in search for NC teens
CAMDEN, S.C. — A Winthrop University student has been killed in a wreck as traffic backed up on Interstate 20 in Kershaw County while authorities searched for two missing North Carolina teens.
Coroner Johnny Fellers says 21-year-old Morgan LeAnne Hughes of Conway died in the wreck Sunday night when the car she was in was rear-ended as traffic backed up during the search.
Authorities found the bodies of 18-year-old Jake Ziegler and 17-year-old Ray Pierce of Catawba County in a car in the water under a bridge over the Wateree River. The teens had been missing since Oct. 13.
Two other Winthrop students were hurt in the wreck.
A teen from New Jersey was driving the vehicle that hit them. He was taken to a Columbia hospital. No charges have been filed.
Credit: The Associated Press.