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Coroner Fisher identifies elderly victim of Gilbert are crash

Lexington, SC 05/30/2023 - Lexington County Coroner, Margaret Fisher, has identified the individual who died in a single-vehicle collision in the 4000 block of Two Notch Road in the Gilbert area of Lexington County at approximately 7:00 A.M. on May 29, 2023.

According to Coroner Fisher, Mr. Walter F. Westmoreland, 71, of Gilbert was traveling westbound on Two Notch Road when his vehicle traveled right off the roadway, overcorrected, leaving the left side of the roadway and overturning. Mr. Westmoreland, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, was pronounced dead at the scene.


An autopsy was conducted on May 30, 2023 with the results of the autopsy pending at this time.


The South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Lexington County Coroner’s Office continue to investigate the incident.


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