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Two die in Laurens County accidents

A single-car crash in northern Laurens County claimed the life of a Fountain Inn woman Monday morning.

Susan Hiott, 65, was traveling south on Fairview Road about five miles south of Fountain Inn when she ran off the road in a 1997 Toyota 4Runner and struck a tree, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Bill Rhyne.

Hiott was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck just after 3:40 a.m., said Laurens County Deputy Coroner Vickie Cheek. She died of blunt-force trauma to the head.


Child succumbs to injuries

A 10-year-old Spartanburg girl who was involved in a car crash on I-26 in Laurens County on Friday, Aug. 10 died of her injuries six days later at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Suridaray Labra Guerrero was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital after the car she was riding in was involved in an accident at the 56 mile marker. She was not wearing a seatbelt.

She was pronounced dead at 4:32 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16.

According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, the victim was among six juveniles ranging in age from 2-16 traveling in the vehicle.

Irene Guerrero-Labra was driving the 2003 Chevy SUV on eastbound I-26 on the morning of Aug. 10 when a tire blew. The vehicle ran off the road and then flipped over back onto the interstate. Three of the passengers were ejected from the vehicle.

All of the victims were transported either by helicopter or ambulance to Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Guerrero-Labra, 34, has been charged with driving an unsafe vehicle, violation of learner’s permit and three seatbelt violations.

The accident tied up traffic on eastbound I-26 for several hours on the morning of Aug. 10.

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