Teen killed in Highway 63 crash

The accident was near Ashland on Hwy 63 and Forsee Road.

A 19-year-old girl from Ashland was killed in a crash on Hwy 63 Thursday morning.

Briana Forrest was crossing Highway 63 from Forsee Road in a 2014 Dodge Avenger around 7:00 Thursday morning. She failed to yield to a 2009 Ford Expedition driven by 34-year-old Trudy Lakes from Columbia.

The Avenger was hit on the passenger side in the collision. Forrest was taken to University Hospital, where she was later pronouced dead.

Lakes was airlifted to University Hospital in Columbia, and later transported to the Women's and Children's Hospital in Columbia. She is listed in serious condition.

Thursday's accident is Troop F's 5th fatality in April and the 14th in 2014.