Hwy. 25 Accident Takes Life Of Baby Girl

A baby has passed away and three people were injured following a two-vehicle crash Friday morning, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Troopers said all lanes were blocked after a crash on Highway 25 near SC11. The crash happened at about 7:45 a.m.

A 37-year-old Inman woman was driving a 2004 Chevy SUV northbound on Highway 25 when she lost control of her vehicle and spun into the southbound lanes, troopers said. A 30-year-old Greenville man was driving 2012 Nissan southbound when the Chevy crossed into his lane and they collided.

The Greenville County Coroner's Office said the accident happened during heavy rain.

The woman driving the Chevy was pregnant and had to be extracted by emergency crews from the vehicle. She, her passenger and the driver of the Nissan were all taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital by EMS, troopers said.

The woman had an emergency cesarean section at the hospital. The baby girl was delivered and passed away at about 9:30 a.m., according to the Greenville County Coroner's Office. The cause of death was birth asphyxia due to maternal and placental blunt force trauma from the crash, the coroner's office said.

The extent of the drivers' and passenger's injuries are unknown at this time.