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SCHP: One dead in accident, driver charged with DUI

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DORCHESTER COUNTY (WCIV) -- One person is dead after a Jeep collided with another vehicle and overturned on US 17A  Saturday night, said officials with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Officers said the two vehicles were traveling on US 17A near Highway 61 in Dorchester County at about 11:40 p.m.

The Jeep collided with another vehicle while trying to pass it, officers said. The Jeep then went off the road and overturned.

The Dorchester County Coroner said Amanda Carey, 21, of Summerville, was killed after she was ejected from the Jeep.

The driver of the Jeep, Taylor Watkins, 21, was charged with driving under the influence.

No one in the other vehicle was injured, officers said.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

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