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Family releases photos of 8-year-old dead days after Cherokee Co. crash

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Zy'wuan Ratchford (Courtesy of family) Zy'wuan Ratchford (Courtesy of family)
GAFFNEY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Cherokee County coroner said Friday that an 8-year-old child had died from injuries sustained in a June 30 crash on I-85.

The crash happened near mile marker 85 in the Cowpens area.

ZyWaun Ratchford of Gaffney died on July 3 at Greenville Memorial Hospital, according to Coroner Dennis Fowler. Fowler said an autopsy performed on July 5 confirmed the cause of death to be a closed head injury that resulted from the crash.

The death was ruled accidental.

Troopers said Ratchford was one of seven juvenile passengers in a Chrysler minivan which was hit from behind by a box truck. 

The box truck driver was seat belted and uninjured.

Troopers said the crash remains under investigation and no charges have been filed.

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