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Crash kills Darlington Co. correction officer

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DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating after an overnight crash in Darlington County has left one man dead.

Corporal Bob Baras, spokesman for the South Carolina Highway Patrol, reports that a collision occurred on New Market Road just north of Hartsville around 11:50 p.m. Sunday.

Baras continues that a 2005 Chevy Pickup was traveling northbound on New Market Road when the car ran off the right shoulder. The driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, overcorrected causing the vehicle to overturn.

The driver was ejected the vehicle and later died.

Darlington County Coroner JT Hardee identified that driver as 26-year-old Robert Tyson Miller of Hartsville.

Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd confirms that Robert Miller was recently hired as a correction officer at the Darlington County Detention Center on June 11.

"Tyson was excited about starting a career in law enforcement. Although we just got to know him we will miss him terribly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family" said Sheriff Wayne Byrd.

Sheriff Byrd continues to say that the flags at the Sheriff's Office were lowered to half staff.

The collision remains under investigation by the SC Highway Patrol and the Darlington County Coroner's Office.

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