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One dead in accident on Highway 378

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Photo of the crash scene. (Source: Roy Martin) Photo of the crash scene. (Source: Roy Martin)
SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident on U.S. 378 near the Richland/Sumter County line.

According to the Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 10 a.m. near the Wateree River bridge.

Troopers said the 33-year-old driver of a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria was traveling west on Highway 378 when he lost control, went off the left side of the road, and hit a tree.

The victim was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities have not released the driver's identity.

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