1 dead following crash involving car, 18-wheeler on Highway 17 near Awendaw

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AWENDAW, S.C. (WCBD) – One person has died following a crash on Highway 17 North near Awendaw.

Emergency crews responded to the crash involving a car and 18-wheeler with injuries near 6444 Hwy 17 North between Mount Pleasant and Awendaw Thursday morning.

Officials with the Awendaw-McClellanville Fire District reported an entrapment in the crash, but later said the person had been removed from the vehicle.

According to Capt. Roger Antonio with Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, emergency crews responded around 11:00 a.m.

Capt. Antonio later said the person with injuries died. They were identified by the Charleston County Coroner’s Office as 62-year-old Christina Whipple of McClellanville.

According to Chief Deputy Bobbi Jo O’neal, Whipple died at East Cooper Medical Center from injuries she sustained in the crash.

Northbound lanes were shutdown for some time. The crash remains under investigation.

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