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NEWBERRY, SC (FOX Carolina) – A passenger has died after a collision on I-26 in Newberry County early Wednesday evening, South Carolina Highway Patrol reports.

The crash happened on the westbound side near mile marker 66 around 5:30 p.m.

SCHP says the driver of a 2001 Monarch motor home ran off the right side of the road and struck trees. The driver escaped injury and was wearing a seat belt, but the passenger passed away.

Newberry County coroner Laura Kneece later identified the victim as 52-year-old Clarissa Schmidt of Beech Island, South Carolina. Kneece says Schmidt died of blunt force head trauma, and that the motor home blew a tire which lead to the collision.

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