Crash kills woman in Seneca parking lot

SENECA, SC (WSPA) – A woman was killed after she was struck by an SUV during a crash while standing in a Seneca parking lot Friday afternoon.

The victim of the crash has been identified as Toni Smith Marcello, 27, of Seabrook, SC, according to the Oconee County Coroner’s Office. She was formerly from the Seneca area.

The accident happened around 1:40 p.m. Friday.

According to the Coroner’s Office, Marcello was taken to the hospital and died in surgery at 4:11 p.m.

Highway Patrol says the driver of a Buick SUV made an improper lane change while slowing and trying to turn while driving on East North First Street.

Troopers say a trash truck driving behind could not slow down fast enough and struck the back of the SUV. The collision pushed the SUV into a parking lot where it hit the pedestrian and two parked Budget Rental Car box trucks.

The driver of the SUV was taken to Oconee Memorial Hospital by ambulance and was also cited for Improper Lane Change.

There were no other injuries in the crash.

Highway Patrol and the Oconee County Coroner’s Office are investigating.

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