Coroner investigating deadly ATV accident near St. Stephen

An 11-year-old girl suffered severe injuries, and another person was killed in an ATV wreck Sunday afternoon on Imperial Drive in St. Stephen.

According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, the girl was driving the ATV on Imperial Drive near Platt Road about 3:15 p.m. Sunday, when the four-wheeler went off the road and hit a tree.

A passenger sitting on the back of the ATV died as a result of injuries suffered in the wreck.

The 11-year-old girl was also injured, and was flown to a local hospital for treatment, Highway Patrol reports.

Imperial Drive and Platt Road run adjacent to the Santee River rediversion canal.

No other details are available at this time.

The Berkeley County Coroner and Highway Patrol are still investigating the wreck.

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