Fatal crash reported on Highway 1 in Aiken today

A 63-year-old woman was killed this afternoon when her car was struck by a motorist who ran a red light at the intersection of Duncan Road and U.S. Highway 1, the Aiken County coroner reports.

Patricia Schar, of Bath, was driving her Buick LaSabre west on Duncan Road when she entered the intersection. Her car was hit by a Jeep Cherokee driven by 35-year-old Gabriel Weaver of Hephzibah, who failed to stop for a red light, Coroner Tim Carlton said.

Schar was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital where she died from her injuries around 1 p.m.

Carlton cited "inattention" as the cause of the wreck, the second fatal collision in Aiken County in the past 24 hours.




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