An early morning collision left one person dead on S.C. Highway 71 near Gassoway Farm Rd. on Sunday.
According to Lance Cpl. Bill Rhyne of SCHP, a 1999 Ford F-350 was travelling south on S.C. Highway 71 at about 5:45 a.m. Sunday morning when it veered off the right side of the road. The driver over-corrected and the truck went off the left side of the road, striking a ditch and several trees.
Rhyne said there were three occupants in the vehicle, none of whom were wearing seatbelts. One occupant of the vehicle, 26-year-old Benjamin Garner of Abbeville, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The names of the other two occupants were not immediately available.