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Mother of Two Killed in Anderson Accident

Posted on Apr 09, 2012
Anderson, S.C. - A head-on accident near Anderson, on Saturday, April 7th, 2012, left a mother of two young children dead. 

At around 4:30pm, Eileen Petters, 31, was traveling in her 2009 Honda on Crestview Road with her children when the accident occurred. Petters' Honda hit a Chevy Astro van head-on.Eileen Petters accident

Petters did not have her seat belt on when the accident happened. Her 6-month-old son, Marley, and 2-year-old daughter, Autumn, were properly restrained in the backseat.

The children did not sustain any serious injuries in the accident. The driver of the van, Perry Sutherland, was taken to AnMed Health Medical Center to be treated for injuries. Sutherland has since been released.

Petters had be cut from the vehicle and was flown to Greenville Memorial Hospital where she died on Sunday as a result of a liver laceration.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is still investigating the cause of the accident. 

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