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Two killed in head-on crash near Back River Bridge

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JASPER CO., SC (WTOC) -

Authorities are still waiting to release the identity of the two women that died in a bad wreck on U.S. 17 near the Georgia-South Carolina state line Wednesday. The women's names aren't being released, pending notification of kin. 

The wreck happened around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on the other side of the Talmedge Bridge, less than half a mile north of the Back River Bridge. The road was closed for more than three hours but has since reopened. 

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says the driver of a white Lincoln was heading north when she swerved into the southbound lane, striking a gray sedan head-on. 

Firefighters had to cut both women from their vehicles.

The driver of the gray sedan was declared dead at the scene. The driver of the white Lincoln was airlifted to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah where she later died.

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