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Posted on: December 28, 2018

[ARCHIVED] York County Sheriff’s Detectives, SLED, Coroner investigate 16-year-old death

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YORK COUNTY, SC – York County Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating the death of a 16-year-old female from York. On December 27, 2018 at approximately 11:30 AM Deputies were called to a home near the 3100 Block of Chapman Circle in York for a female unconscious and not breathing.

The preliminary investigation found three teenage girls were provided, and consumed alcohol prior to the victims’ death.  Detectives located and charged Kelly Nicole Hedrick, 28, with three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and three counts of transferring alcohol to minors. No charges have been filed related to the death.

“This tragic death is the worst-case scenario and why we implore those who are more mature and of legal age to not provide alcohol to minors,” said Sheriff Kevin Tolson.

The South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the York County Coroner’s Office is assisting with the investigation as required by law for deaths of individuals under the age of 18.

The case is under investigation.

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