Aiken County, SC (November 20, 2023) – A tragic crash on Highway 421 resulted in the death of an 18-year-old, identified as Sydney McKie, and the hospitalization of another passenger. The accident occurred after 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 19. South Carolina Highway Patrol reported that the vehicle McKie was in struck a ditch and a fence while traveling on Hwy. 421. An autopsy for McKie is planned. The South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Coroner’s Office are thoroughly investigating the crash. Further details will be released as the investigation progresses.