One killed in wreck near Pine Ridge
Pine Ridge, SC (Paul Kirby) – A man was killed in an accident last night that took place on Dogwood Road near Pine Ridge. Calls regarding the crash came in at approximately 9:40 p.m.
According to a spokesman for the SC Highway Patrol, the deceased was operating a 2004 BMW automobile when he ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected, flipped multiple times, and was ejected from the vehicle. The vehicle struck a power pole, snapping it in half and causing local power outages.
Lexington County responded with firefighters and EMS crews from several stations. They requested that SCE&G respond to deal with the damaged power pole and the downed lines. The coroner’s office was notified after it was determined that the man was deceased.
The wreck is still being investigated by the SC Highway Patrol and the Lexington County Coroner’s office. The deceased’s name has not been released because the coroner is working to notify his family.