JOANNA, S.C. (AP) — Two 14-year-old girls who a coroner described as best friends have died in an all-terrain vehicle crash.
Authorities say the ATV struck a tractor-trailer in the small Laurens County town of Joanna around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Troopers say the girls were tying to cross state Highway 56.
The coroner’s office says 14-year-old Jasmine Peake and 14-year-old Madison Simmons died at the scene.
The state Highway Patrol says a special team of troopers is investigating the crash.