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Taylors teen dies after crashing SUV into lake

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The Jeep that crashed into Lake Cunningham near Greer Tuesday night. (July 17, 2012/FOX Carolina) The Jeep that crashed into Lake Cunningham near Greer Tuesday night. (July 17, 2012/FOX Carolina)
GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Investigators have identified the teenage girl killed in a crash Tuesday night in Greer when her SUV overturned into a lake.

Greenville County Coroner Kent Dill identified the victim as 16-year-old Victoria Humphries of Taylors. Dill said the accident happened about 11 p.m. on Highway 14 near River Road.

Dill said Humphries lost control of her SUV, hit a guardrail on a bridge and the vehicle flew into Lake Cunningham. He said Humphries wasn't wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.

Dill said it took crews a couple of hours to recover the teenager's body from the lake. Humphries died of blunt force trauma to the head, Dill said. 

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He said Humphries was on her way home from Greenville Tech where she was taking college classes.

Dill said the teen was a rising junior at Greer Middle College, which is a charter high school on Greenville Tech's Greer campus.

Dill said Humphries was also a life guard at Otter Creek Water Park in Greenville County.

He said speed and inexperience factored into the accident.

Michele Pegg lives near where the accident happened. She said drivers don't follow the speed limit.

"The speed limit is 45 through here, but I believe they probably go up to 60, if not more," Pegg said. "I have had them come on my rear end."

The Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

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