Teen girl ID’d after fatal crash on Hwy 135 in Pickens Co.

PICKENS CO., S.C. (WSPA) – A teen girl is dead after a crash on Highway 135 near Ripple Lake Road, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

The accident happened around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

The coroner identified her a Meghan Nicholson, 17, of Banks Rd. in Easley.

She died from internal injuries, according to the coroner’s office.

Troopers say Nicholson was traveling south on Hwy 135 in a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee when she ran off the right side of the road, down an embankment, and struck trees.

She was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was ejected from her vehicle, troopers say.

She was taken by ambulance to Greenville Memorial Hospital where she died from her injuries.

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