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10/29/2012

Winthrop Student Killed in Weekend Car Accident

Quick Facts

 Hughes, 21, of Conway, S.C., was a senior majoring in special education at Winthrop.
 Hughes was an active member of the Winthrop Quidditch Team.
 Students Christian McBee and Caitlin Livingston were also injured in the accident.

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Morgan Hughes
ROCK HILL, S.C. — Winthrop University student Morgan LeAnne Hughes was killed and two other Winthrop students injured in a car accident Sunday night in Kershaw County.

Hughes, 21, of Conway, S.C., was a senior majoring in special education at Winthrop.

Born Dec. 27, 1990, Hughes was an active member of the Winthrop Quidditch Team, for which she served as treasurer. Last week she presented at the state math conference with Richard W. Riley College of Education faculty. She was working as an intern at Chester High School.

Junior early childhood education major Christian McBee and senior special education major Caitlin Livingston were injured in the accident and taken to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia.

Livingston is expected to be released soon, but expressed to Winthrop staff that her heart is broken.

McBee is expected to remain in the hospital.

The three roommates were on their way back to campus Sunday night. News reports indicate the students’ car was struck from behind while slowing for traffic on I-20.

“Our campus is truly lessened by Morgan’s passing,” said Vice President for Student Life Frank Ardaiolo. “Please join me in sending our thoughts and prayers to Morgan’s family as we also pray for a quick and full recovery for Christian and Caitlin.”

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