Lexington woman dies in crash, not found until the next day, coroner identifies

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a single-vehicle accident that occurred in the 300 block of Mill Stream Road in Lexington during the overnight hours of Tuesday.

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According to Fisher, Ms. April Lafay Smith, 54, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene. Ms. Smith was traveling westbound when her vehicle left the right side of the roadway, went down an embankment, and became partially submerged in a creek.

Ms. Smith, who was wearing a seatbelt, was found in her vehicle after it was discovered by a passing motorist at approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday. The accident remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol