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3 dead in SC because of winter storm

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Authorities have reported three deaths related to the winter storm in South Carolina.

Marion County Supervisor Tim Harper said one person was killed and another injured Thursday morning in a house fire in Marion. Harper says the blaze started as the victim was trying to keep the home warm after the power went out.

The Highway Patrol blamed at least two traffic deaths on icy conditions.

Troopers say a 24-year-old passenger died when a car hit a tree around 2 a.m. Thursday in Hampton County. A woman died around 8 a.m. Wednesday when she lost control of her vehicle on Interstate 95 in Clarendon County and hit the back of a Department of Natural Resources truck on the side of the road helping a motorist.

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