Fatal SC Crash: Driver Killed in Road Mishap

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  One person was killed Tuesday when a car ran off a road and flipped over, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

According to "Lance Cpl. Lena Butler", the incident unfolded around 8:45 a.m. A 2004 Pontiac sedan, travelling north on S.C. 403, veered off the road near Andrews Mill Road intersection, approximately 12 miles from Darlington Raceway.

After the car overturned, the driver was taken to an area hospital and later died there, Butler said.

As of now, the Darlington County Coroner's Office has not disclosed the identity of the deceased driver. Butler clarified that there were no passengers in the vehicle, and no additional injuries were reported. It remains unclear whether the driver was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

The circumstances that led to the car veering off the road are yet to be determined, but the crash continues to be investigated by the Highway Patrol.

Through Sunday, 876 people had died on South Carolina roads in 2023, according to the state Department of Public Safety. This marks a continuation of a troubling trend from the previous year, where 1,091 lives were lost in crashes throughout South Carolina.

Zooming into Darlington County, the statistics reveal a distressing picture, with at least 25 reported deaths in crashes so far in 2023, based on DPS data. In 2022, the county witnessed 19 fatalities in road accidents, indicating a rise in tragic incidents.

The community mourns the loss of another life, emphasizing the ongoing need for road safety measures as authorities work to understand the circumstances surrounding this latest incident.