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Crash kills 18-year-old

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By Hannah Strong and Kayla Vaughn

An 18-year-old truck driver from the Midlands was killed Thursday morning when he ran a stop sign south of Kershaw and slammed into an oncoming pickup.
Zachary Blake Kirkland of Elgin, in the southern part of Kershaw County, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office. His autopsy is scheduled for Friday.
Emergency personnel responded about 9:30 a.m. to the intersection of Shop and Winterwood roads, about half a mile south of Kershaw. A Dodge work truck carrying Kirkland had overturned in a ditch at the intersection.


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