YORK -- A 43-year-old York woman was killed and two children were airlifted to the hospital Saturday when their car was struck on the passenger side by a van at the intersection of S.C. 5 Bypass and Hunter Street.
York County Deputy Coroner Johnny Love identified the woman as Valorie Page of 121 Ashe St., York.
The small- to medium-size car in which they were sitting was traveling west on the bypass and attempted a left turn onto Hunter Street between 3 and 3:30 p.m. Their car was struck by the van, which was headed east on the bypass, said York Police Lt. Brian Trail. Most of the damage was to the passenger side of the car.
Page was pronounced dead at the scene. A male passenger in the front seat was transported to Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill. The conditions of the girl, 6, and boy, 7, both riding in the back seat with Page, were unavailable.
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Trail said there have been other accidents at that corner, usually attributed to speed on the bypass and failure to yield right of way.
S.C. Highway Patrol troopers were still investigating the circumstances of the accident late Saturday and couldn't be reached for comment.
York police blocked bypass traffic Saturday afternoon, diverting it through the front of the Hunter Street Elementary parking lot onto Hunter Street.
Kershaw woman dies in wreck
The York wreck was one of two fatal wrecks in the area Saturday.
A 37-year-old Kershaw woman died when the car she was driving ran off the left side of Watermark Road in Lancaster County, overcorrected to the right, then back to the left before striking a tree stump, running onto an embankment and through a chain fence before landing upright in a field.
The driver, Jill Robinson Rogerson of Flat Creek Road, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Rogerson was driving west on Watermark Road about 8 miles north of Kershaw when the wreck occurred at about 1:30 p.m., said S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Josef Robinson. Rogerson was exceeding the 55 mph hour speed limit and was not wearing a seat belt.