Samaria, SC (Paul Kirby) - Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the individual who died in a single vehicle accident near Samaria late Tuesday. She said Don Wayne Harrison, 71, of Lexington was the victim. Fisher said Harrison was pronounced dead on scene of the collision that occurred in the 5000 block of Fairview Road or U.S. Highway 178 Tuesday around 12:30 p.m.
According to Mrs. Fisher, Harrison was traveling westbound on U.S. 178 when his vehicle crossed the center line, left the road, traveled down an embankment, and collided with a tree. Harrison was trapped in the truck and had to be extricated by firefighters after Fisher’s team arrived and began their investigation. Fisher said that Harrison was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident.
The accident remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.