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High school student killed by tractor-trailer, Lancaster County coroner reports

The 14-year-old girl has not been identified.

LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. — A teen has died after the Lancaster County Coroner's Office said she was hit by a tractor-trailer Wednesday afternoon.

The office said the 14-year-old girl was trying to cross the road near the intersection of Potter Road and Highway 9 just before 4:30 p.m. That was when the coroner's office said she was then hit by the vehicle.

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As of writing, the teen has not been identified as the coroner's office does not release the names of minor children. However, she was confirmed to be a student who attended Buford High School.

The investigation is ongoing with cooperation from the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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The Lancaster County School District provided this statement to WCNC Charlotte from Bryan Vaughn, director of communications and safety:

We are heartbroken by the loss of one of our students in a tragic accident today. We will have additional counselors on-site at Buford High tomorrow.

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