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Teen dies from fatal car crash in Aiken Co.

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One teen is dead after a fatal car accident in Aiken County this morning

The Aiken County Coroner's Office confirmed Ricky Marquez, 19, died after the car he was riding in left the roadway and struck several trees on Coleman Bridge Rd near Ott Dale Dr.

It happened around 2 a.m. Hammonds was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle, according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Department. He died from a severe head injury.

The driver, Calvin Edwards, 40, and front seat passenger were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Both driver and front seat passenger were wearing seat-belts.

Deputies say the trio was traveling at a high rate of speed going south on Coleman Bridge Rd.

Investigators say Edwards reported that he was not sure what caused the crashed, but he believes it was due to a tire blowout.

South Carolina Highway Patrol is now investigating the crash along with the Aiken County Coroner's Office.

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