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1 dead, 5 injured in head-on collision in Aiken County

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AIKEN, South Carolina — One person died and five others were injured in a head-on crash in South Carolina.

South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers said the collision happened about noon Saturday on U.S. 278 in Aiken County. Troopers say an SUV carrying several people attempted to pass the vehicle in front of it, colliding head on with another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.

The driver of the oncoming car was killed. Officials said charges are pending.

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