Aiken County crash victim brain dead

 

A man injured in a car crash near Bath, S.C., that claimed the life of an 18-year-old woman was pronounced brain dead late Thursday.

Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said Friday that Tyler Gardner, 20, of Greensboro, N.C., was declared brain dead about 8:20 p.m. at Georgia Regents Medical Center after neurological tests determined his brain wasn’t functioning.

He remained on life support Friday night, pending the arrival of family members, Carlton said.

Gardner was the front-seat passenger in the crash that claimed the life of Helen Reid, 18, of Evans.

About 2 p.m. Wednesday, a 2004 Jeep Cherokee was traveling north on Dixie Clay Road when it ran off the right side of the road and struck an embankment and a tree, South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Judd Jones said.

Reid was ejected from the Jeep and died at the scene. Gardner and the driver, Austin Beard, of North Augusta, were taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center.

Gardner, who previously lived in Graniteville, had moved to Greensboro to work for Proctor and Gamble, Carlton said. He was visiting family.

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