Newberry woman dies in accident

A two car accident in Luce County has claimed the life of a Newberry resident.

According to the Luce County Sheriff’s Department, the accident happened at 8 a.m. Monday morning when 56 year–old Vanessa Hoig of Newberry pulled out of a private drive into the path of another vehicle driven by Newberry resident, 36 year old Harvey Giddens, Junior.  Police say Giddens was unable to avoid Hoig’s vehicle.

Hoig was transported To Helen Newberry Joy Hospital were she was pronounced dead.  Giddens was treated and released from the hospital.

The accident is still under investigation.