Winthrop student dies in wreck in search for NC teens

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on October 30, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 30 at 12:33 PM

CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) -- A Winthrop University student has been killed in a wreck as traffic backed up on Interstate 20 in Kershaw County while authorities searched for two missing North Carolina teens.
 
Coroner Johnny Fellers says 21-year-old Morgan LeAnne Hughes of Conway died in the wreck Sunday night when the car she was in was rear-ended as traffic backed up during the search.
 
Authorities found the bodies of 18-year-old Jake Ziegler and 17-year-old Ray Pierce of Catawba County in a car in the water under a bridge over the Wateree River. The teens had been missing since Oct. 13.
 
Two other Winthrop students were hurt in the wreck.
 
A teen from New Jersey was driving the vehicle that hit them. He was taken to a Columbia hospital. No charges have been filed.
 

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