York County crash leaves three people dead

Three people are dead following a three-vehicle accident Saturday on McConnells Highway at Triple Creek Road in York County, officials said.

The crash happened around 10:20 p.m. near the intersection of the roads, said Lance Cpl. David Jones of South Carolina Highway Patrol.

A 2009 Honda and a 2003 Subaru were traveling west on McConnells Highway, Jones said. A 2007 Saturn was traveling east on the same road, according to Jones.

The driver of the Saturn, Wesley Kyle Blain, 29, of Blacksburg, crossed the center line and sideswiped the Honda, causing the Honda to travel off the left side of the road and hit a utility pole, Jones said.

The driver of the Honda was not injured in the accident, Jones said.

Blain, who was not wearing a seat belt, continued traveling left of the center lane and hit the Subaru head on, Jones said. Blain died at the scene, said York County Coroner Sabrina Gast.

The driver of the Subaru, Ashton Dickey, 15, of Tega Cay, was flown to a Charlotte hospital where she later died from her injuries, Gast said. The front seat passenger, Amara Stagg, 16, of McConnells, died at the scene, Gast said.

A rear passenger was taken by Emergency Medical Services to the hospital with serious injuries, Jones said. The driver and passengers were wearing seat belts, Jones said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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