12-year-old dies in Saturday night crash on Highway 9 in Marion County

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MARION, SC (WBTW)- A 12-year-old child has died after a single vehicle crash on Highway 9 outside of Marion Saturday night, according to the coroner.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports the vehicle was traveling North on “Number 9” around 9:54 p.m. when the driver went off the right side of the road and hit a fire hydrant before overturning and going into a ditch.

Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson says the 12-year-old passenger in the car died from injuries sustained in the crash.  The 18-year-old driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Richardson identified the 12-year-old as Tylek Gause.

He was not wearing a seat belt, according to SCHP.

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