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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A man has been charged in a wreck that killed a 9-year-old girl on Interstate 26 in Dorchester County. Forty-six-year-old Zebulon Wright has been charged with driving under the influence involving a death and reckless homicide. Olivia Watson of Summerville died after the SUV she was in went over a guardrail after it was hit by a car. The girl died at a hospital in North Charleston about an hour after the wreck.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows South Carolina made progress in reducing the infant death rate in the state. The infant mortality rate in South Carolina dropped nearly 21 percent between 2005 and 2014. But South Carolina's rate increased slightly in 2015, to seven deaths per 1,000 live births.

NEW YORK (AP) - Gonzaga is in its first Final Four but the Zags had knocked on the door a few times. South Carolina, meanwhile, enters its first Final Four having never been close to this deep a run.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Gonzaga's Mark Few, Oregon's Dana Altman and South Carolina's Frank Martin are all first-time coaches at this year's Final Four. All three secured breakthrough wins in the regional finals, joining North Carolina and Final Four veteran coach Roy Williams in the national semifinals in Phoenix.

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