Blythewood teen dies in crash

BLYTHEWOOD – Sierra Rosario, 17, and an eleventh grader at Westwood High School, was killed in an early morning crash on Interstate 26 on Sunday.

The teen was driving a 2018 Hyundai sedan east on I-26 when a 2011 Jeep SUV, traveling in the opposite direction, collided with the Hyundai in the eastbound lane.

Christian Lucille, 34, the driver of the SUV also died at the scene.

“It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of one of our beloved students,” Westwood High School Principal Robert Jackson said in a prepared statement.

“The school has been in compete contact with the Rosario family and wishes to convey our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to them and Sierra’s many friends,” Jackson said. “Let’s keep them in our thoughts and prayers. Please join us in respecting their privacy wishes and collectively refrain from reaching out to them at this time.”

The crash happened at 5:30 a.m. at the 119 mile marker on I-26, Cpl. Nick Pye of the South Carolina Highway Patrol reported.

Information about why the Jeep was traveling in the wrong direction was not available. The collision continues to be investigated by the Highway Patrol.

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