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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Authorities have identified the driver killed in a crash that seriously injured a Republican U.S. House candidate in South Carolina. The Charleston County Coroner's Office said it is awaiting results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death for 69-year-old Helen White. Investigators say White's car was driving the wrong way Friday night on U.S. Highway 17 near Charleston when it struck head on a car where Katie Arrington was a passenger. Arrington suffered serious injuries.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence says he and President Donald Trump are grateful that they had South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's early backing in 2016. At a McMaster campaign rally in Conway Saturday, the vice president said McMaster's early support made it possible for the Trump-Pence ticket to win the White House. Trump has endorsed McMaster, who as lieutenant governor was the first statewide elected official to back his candidacy.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina voters aren't done with primaries yet. On Tuesday, they will vote in runoffs to choose the likely replacement for U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy and whether the state attorney general runs for another term. Runoffs are happening for Republicans and Democrats in the 4th Congressional District. Democrats will choose their nominees in the 2nd and 7th Districts.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina prison officials say they sent 48 inmates who have caused major problems to a private prison in Mississippi. Authorities say the inmates are from prisons across the state. They would not detail how the inmates were chosen. A statement from South Carolina Corrections says the inmates were moved to the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Tutwiler, Mississippi, on June 19 and 21. Families weren't notified until the inmates were moved because of security reasons.

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