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Driver dies after hitting tree in early morning crash

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One person has died in an early morning crash in Sumter County, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Highway Patrol troopers say the collision happened around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Troopers said 42-year-old Jose Hernantez veered off Peach Orchard Road and hit a tree. Hernantez was thrown from the vehicle.

Investigators say he was not wearing a seatbelt.

The Highway Patrol is investigating.

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