Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Wreck in Aiken County, South Carolina
AIKEN COUNTY, SC. – According to an online news story reported by wrdw.com, a man was killed in a single-vehicle wreck that occurred in Aiken County, South Carolina. The accident investigation is still ongoing by South Carolina Highway Patrol, but investigators have identified the victim.*
The accident took place in the early morning on Sunday, May 5, on Dry Branch Road in Aiken County. According to WRDW and authorities, a 1999 Toyota (model not reported) was traveling toward Whiskey Road on Dry Branch Road at approximately 1:30 a.m. that day and ended up driving off the edge of the roadway. It is not clear what direction the vehicle had been traveling at the time.
After veering from the road, the Toyota crashed into a tree. Authorities have not yet identified the cause for the accident and have not provided information about the events that might have contributed to the wreck. Investigators confirmed that no other vehicles besides the Toyota were involved in the incident.
WRDW reports that the driver of the Toyota sustained critical injuries in the crash and did not survive. He was identified as a 36-year-old man. WRDW states that he was the only person riding in the Toyota at the time of the accident, and authorities reported that he was not wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred.
The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office and South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the scene. Troopers are leading the investigation, which is still underway. WRDW says a toxicology analysis is being performed, the results of which are pending.
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