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      Family: Woman who died in accident known to fall asleep at wheel

      RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) - A woman diedWednesday night after driving off the roadway and hitting a drain culvert,officials said.

      According to the Dorchester County coroner,45-year-old Debra Ross left the roadway and hit a drain culvert at theintersection of highways 78 and 27 around 9:45 p.m.

      Officials said Ross was wearing her seat belt.

      According to the coroner's office, family members said Rosshad a history of falling asleep while driving.

      Toxicology tests are being done, officials said, but Rossdied of excessive injuries to her chest.{}

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