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2 killed in Lexington County crash identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified two people who died in a motor vehicle collision that occurred in the 6100 block of Augusta Highway, Leesville, shortly after 6 p.m., Thursday.

According to Fisher, Mr. Marty Ray Harmon, 55, of Gilbert and Ms Donna Tuttle, 71, of Elgin were pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries.

Harmon was traveling north when Tuttle’s southbound vehicle crossed the center line and the two vehicles collided head-on. Harmon was not wearing a seat belt, and Tuttle was wearing a seat belt when the incident occurred. There were no other occupants in either vehicles.

The collision is under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.