SC girl died in crash a week after 14th birthday and exactly 9 y - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken

SC girl died in crash a week after 14th birthday and exactly 9 years after brother

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Hannah in a photo from Dunbar Funeral Home Hannah in a photo from Dunbar Funeral Home
CHAPIN, SC - Funeral plans have been set for a South Carolina teen girl who died in a car crash just a week after her 14th birthday.

Hannah Faith Bickley, age 14, of Chapin SC, died on Thursday in a crash near Charleston -- also exactly 9 years after another tragedy hit her family.

In 2005 on July 31, her older brother, Brandon, died in an accident.

Funeral services for Hannah will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Gateway Baptist Church, with burial in Bush River Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 until 9:00 p.m. Monday at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel.

The crash happened just after noon on Thursday and involved three vehicles on University Boulevard near Charleston Southern University.

According to North Charleston Police, one person was pronounced deceased at the scene with another person transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Hannah was born on July 25, 2000 and had just completed 8th grade at Chapin Middle School and was planning to attend Spring Hill High School, according to her obituary. She was a member at Gateway Baptist Church, but also attended Faith Presbyterian Church with friends.

“She loved to go ice skating and was nervously excited on her first whitewater rafting and zip lining experience this summer. She had a sweet love for animals with a cat named Huoyan, a bunny named Bun Bun, and was anxiously awaiting the hatching of duck eggs the family is incubating,” the obituary said.

“Most importantly, Hannah took with her a sweet and gentle spirit that radiated when she entered a room, a beautiful smile she was seldom without, an abundance of hugs and a love for the Lord.”

WCSC-TV reported that Hannah was in the back seat of a car that suffered serious damage in the crash.

Photos from the scene showed a convertible Firebird that collided with an SUV.

“Our sweet Hannah, words are so inadequate to express our love for you and the hole that is left in our family and in our hearts. You will be missed by all and we look forward to the day we will all be reunited in the Lord,” her obituary said.

Click here for more details and to sign a guestbook for the family.

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