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Sunday night crash claims man's life

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A Blythewood man is dead after a crash late Sunday night.

According to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts, the collision happened in the 8400 block of Fairfield Road around 11:30 p.m.

Watts said Lewis E. McCright, Jr., 56, of Holly Grove Road was the driver and only occupant of his vehicle when it left the roadway and crashed into a tree. Mr. McCright was not wearing a seatbelt which caused him to be partially ejected from the vehicle, according to the coroner.

McCright was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy conducted today shows that he died from trauma associated with the crash, Watts said.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol continues to investigate.

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