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Florida woman charged in 2009 death of 60-year-old woman in Horry County

A Florida woman was indicted by an Horry County grand jury on a charge related to the August 2009 death of a 60-year-old Nichols woman, according to court records.

Kimberly Kelley Hilburn, 39, of Winter Haven, Fla., was indicted on a charge of felony driving under the influence resulting in death; and two counts of felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury, according to the grand jury indictments released Tuesday.

Hilburn was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center on Sept. 15 after police arrested her in Florida on charges related to the fatal vehicle crash that occurred on Aug. 1, 2009, police said.

Hilburn remains jailed at the detention center on the charges.

The charges stem from Aug. 1, 2009, when a Glendora Faye George, 60, of Nichols, was killed in a vehicle crash in the Finklea community of Horry County, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Troopers said Hilburn crossed left of the center-line while driving a 1995 Chevrolet truck and struck George’s 1998 Ford sport utility vehicle. George was driving south on S.C. 917 north of Loris when the crash occurred at 9:37 p.m. Aug. 1, 2009, police said.

Five other people in the vehicle with George were taken to area hospitals. Hilburn was also injured and was taken by helicopter to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston for treatment and then she left the state.

George, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple blunt-force traumas.

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