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Girl, 11, dies in wreck in Kershaw County

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By Jenny Arnold

KERSHAW – A 11-year-old Kershaw girl was killed in a crash in Kershaw County, and her grandparents were hurt and taken to a Columbia hospital.

Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers said Maghan Bowers, 11, died of head injuries in the crash.

According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, Bowers was a passenger in a 1996 Ford Explorer driven by her grandmother, Nancy Hendrix.

The crash happened about 4:55 p.m. Wednesday on Payne Road, about 11 miles east of Camden, said Lance Cpl. Josef Robinson.

Nancy Hendrix, 56, and her husband, Dennis Hendrix, 59, who was in the front passenger seat, were taken to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia. Both Hendrixes were wearing seat belts, Robinson said.

Wade Bowers, 7, was also in the backseat. He was not hurt, Robinson said.

The Hendrixes were listed in fair condition on Thursday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The cause of the crash was unknown and it was still under investigation by the Highway Patrol’s Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team on Thursday, Robinson said.

Contact senior reporter Jenny Arnold at jarnold@thelancasternews.com or at (803) 283-1151