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Michelle Hickson, 38, dies after 2-car crash on Interstate 95 bridge over Lake Marion in Santee, South Carolina

Modified Date: 
Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:57pm
Accident Date: 
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Driver missing after crash on Lake Marion bridge on I-95

SANTEE, S.C. (AP) - Authorities are looking for a driver missing after a crash on the Interstate 95 bridge over Lake Marion. By the time troopers arrived, Collins told The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg (http://bit.ly/1Qj6EwO) that the driver of the first car could not be found. The Department of Natural Resources has divers in Lake Marion looking in the water for anyone. Collins says troopers aren't sure if the driver ended up in the lake after the second wreck or left the scene before officers arrived. Collins says the driver has not talked to family members since the collision.

Coroner identifies woman found in Lake Marion

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - The DNR Dive Team recovered the body of a Florence woman Monday in Lake Marion, according to Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock. Mock said an accident took place on I-95 in Clarendon County near the Orangeburg County line Sunday night around 8:40 p.m. After the accident, the victim got out of her car and was hit by another car, then ended up in Lake Marion, according to Mock. The victim is identified as 38-year-old Michelle Hickson of Florence, according to Mock.

Florence womans body recovered from Lake Marion after she was hit by car

CLARENDON COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – A Florence County woman’s body has been recovered from Lake Marion after she was thrown into the water when sh…

Florence coach who fell into Lake Marion after accident died of multiple trauma | The Sun News

Grief counselors met with the South Florence High School volleyball and basketball teams Tuesday afternoon over the death of their beloved coach, according to Florence School District One Public Information Officer Pam Little McDaniel.  

Coaches, players remember South Florence High coach

“You know it was kind of disbelief at first when they were talking about they couldn’t find her, you know and then in them hours of just waiting you just got so much going through your head.  It has been a little quieter today than normal,” said Girls’ Varsity Basketball Coach Jeff Bley.

GoFundMe: Michelle Hickson Memorial Fund

Michelle Hickson was killed in a tragic car accident on January 17, 2016.  Michelle was a fellow classmate and friend.  The South Florence Class of 1996 would like to give all proceeds to Michelle's daughter Niyah.  We will be receiving donations through January 31, 2016.  Thanks you in advance for your donations.
Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Michelle Hickson
City: 
Santee, SC

Comments

Today marks 3 months since you went home to be with The Lord. I miss you deeply and ALWAYS will be your Big Sis....Love to pieces and back while again, Angel B...

It's been FIVE YEARS. Seems like yesterday. Michelle was a daughter, sister, auntie, cousin, best friend, mother, partner and a beautiful person. These reports are the facts, but think about it in a context of someone you care about. When on the road, please be aware, considerate of others, focused and give yourself/others room to react(lots of space between). This horrific accident, and yes it was a accident, might could have been avoided, in many different ways(not pointing fingers). Losing Michelle, on the highway, changed my entire life, but it also changed my perspective of how quickly life can be taken. One mistake, one look away, one text, one instant. Don't let your perspective get changed the way mine was. Let Michelles legacy live on, by helping yourself and others be safe.

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