Three weekend vehicle fatalities in Fairfield

WINNSBORO – Three separate vehicle incidents took the lives of three women on Saturday in Fairfield County.

Barbara Jean Brown, a pedestrian, died after she was struck by a Jeep Cherokee at the intersection of South Garden Street and Palmer Street in Winnsboro about 10 minutes before midnight on Friday, July 13. Brown was transported to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries at approximately 1:41 a.m. on Saturday, July 14.

The accident remains under investigation by the Fairfield County Coroner’s Office and the Winnsboro Department of Public Safety.

Mary Hackle, a front seat passenger in a 2012 Nissan Altma Sedan died following a single vehicle accident that occurred about 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 14

The vehicle was traveling north on Landis Road when it traveled off the left side of the roadway where it struck a ditch and overturned. The driver and Hackle were taken to the hospital where Hackle later died.

Later that same day, about 7:30 p.m., Tyana Lanishia Hood, died in a single car accident on Old River Road near US-21 approximately nine miles east of Winnsboro.

The 2015 Chevy Cruze which Hood was driving exited the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. Hood and a passenger in the vehicle were taken to the hospital where Hood died from her injuries.

Both accidents are being investigated by the Fairfield County Coroner’s office and the S.C. Highway Patrol.

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