Mecca Windsor Death – The women whose bodies were found by the side of U.S. Route 601 early on Tuesday morning have been identified by the Richland County Coroner’s Office. Mecca Windsor 29, from Sumter was identified as the sole victim by officials. According to reports from members of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Windsor was operating a vehicle manufactured in 2013 by Hyundai when it veered off the roadway and collided with a tree near Governor Heyward Road. On the spot, the authorities declared her to be dead. The crash is being looked into by the Highway Patrol at this time.
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A single-vehicle accident that occurred early in the morning in the eastern part of Richland County claimed the lives of three persons, one of whom was a pregnant teen. Amara Drennon, who was 16 years old at the time of the accident, Justin Groves, who was 20 years old at the time of the accident, and Kathleen Grady, who was 20 years old at the time of the accident have been identified as the victims who passed away as a result of the incident. Each of the three was a passenger. Watts claims that Drennon was pregnant, but the physicians were unable to preserve the baby they were trying to deliver.
Watts did not have any knowledge regarding the current stage of Drennon’s pregnancy. A third passenger, Christopher Newman, and the driver, 18-year-old Trevor Groves, were both sent to a hospital in Columbia for treatment of injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening. The accident took place at approximately twelve in the morning at the intersection of Harmon Road and Leesburg Road. According to the information provided by the Highway Patrol, Groves was driving north on Harmon Road when he attempted to turn left into Leesburg Road. As a result, he lost control of the vehicle and collided with a tree.
On Friday morning, members of the victim’s family gathered at the scene of the tragedy in an effort to make sense of the unfortunate event. The uncle of the Groves, John Seiple, believes that the brakes on his nephew’s Chevy Blazer did not work properly. “[Groves] pumped the brakes four times,” said Seiple. “He tried the emergency brakes, still wouldn’t stop. The steering wheel locked up. He was finally able to free his steering wheel, but he still couldn’t control the car.” Seiple said there were no skid marks at the scene. “My prayers go out to the families,” said Seiple. The inquiry into the accident is still ongoing.
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