Teen killed in crash

Published 12/06 2013 09:58AM

Updated 02/26 2014 06:28PM

Update: 4:21 pm, 2/26/14, Wednesday
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- Charges have been filed in a deadly traffic accident. 17-year old Brittany Baker, of Watson, was killed on her way to school in December.

Police say 35-year old Melly Hofer crossed the center line and hit her vehicle head-on. She faces DUI and reckless homicide charges. Bond has been set at $100,000.
Original: 10:04 pm, 12/5/13, Thursday
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- A teenager is dead after a car crash. It happened Thursday morning on Route 45, just south of Effingham County Road.

18-year old Brittany Baker was driving northbound. Another car crossed the center line and hit hers head-on. Baker died at the scene.

The crash is still under investigation. The driver of the other car was cited for improper lane usage.

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