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Maryland woman dies more than a week after South Carolina crash

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A passenger from Maryland has died more than a week after a crash on Interstate 26 in South Carolina.

The Highway Patrol tells local media outlets that the crash happened April 20 at the I-26 eastbound ramp to southbound Interstate 85 in Spartanburg County.

Troopers say a car was using the exit ramp, slowed down, then tried to re-enter traffic on I-26 when it was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer.

The driver and two passengers in the car were taken to a hospital.

Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger says 83-year-old Jean Friedmann of Frederick, Maryland, died Sunday at the hospital.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured. The Highway Patrol says the driver of the car, 63-year-old Tara Anderson of Candler, North Carolina, has been charged with impeding traffic.

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