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One dead in single-vehicle accident near Lake Murray dam

Irmo, SC (Paul Kirby) – One person has been confirmed dead in a single-vehicle accident on Bilton Road at Bush River Road near the Lake Murray dam and Irmo. According to Lance Corporal David Jones of the SCHP, the accident happened on Thursday just before noon.

Irmo Fire District equipment and personnel responded to the accident as did Lexington County EMS and law enforcement officers. When they arrived, they found that the driver of the vehicle, who was wearing a seatbelt, was dead. Jones said that the 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer dropped off the left side of the road and struck a tree. There was no one else in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

The Lexington County Coroner’s Office had some of their investigators on the scene. They will not release the identity of the driver until proper family notifications have been made.

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