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Driver dies 11 days after crash on I-77 in York County

A man who was ejected from his car after a two-vehicle crash last month on Interstate 77 has died, the S.C. Highway Patrol said Wednesday.

The identity of the victim, who died Nov. 6, has not been released.

The crash happened about 10:45 p.m. Oct. 26 near mile marker 83 on I-77, according to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller, a Highway Patrol spokesman. The two vehicles were traveling north when one of the drivers lost control, causing the vehicle to exit the right side of the roadway, strike a guard rail and re-enter the road, where the car struck a Mercury sedan.

The driver of the first car, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected, Miller said. He was taken by helicopter to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

A female passenger in the car was wearing a seat belt and was also injured, Miller said. Her condition was not available.

Miller said the driver of the Mercury was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

Teddy Kulmala: 803-329-4082, @teddy_kulmala

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