South Carolina

Panisla Penny Drakeford Rice Was Killed; Two Children Injured in a Tractor-Trailer Accident in Lancaster, SC

January 3, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Panisla "Penny" Drakeford Rice
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
South Carolina Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Semi-Truck
US 521
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), undisclosed injuries (2)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Victim's vehicle crashed into semi-truck that was backing into a private driveway

Victims Transported To
Springs Memorial Hospital

What Happened

South Carolina Highway Patrol officials released the name of the woman killed in an accident involving a semi-truck in Lancaster, SC on January 3rd, 2019. 39-year-old Panisla "Penny" Drakeford Rice was killed when her vehicle crashed into a semi-truck that was backing into a private drive along US 521. Rice was pronounced dead at the scene. Two children in Rice's vehicle were hospitalized with undisclosed injuries. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

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