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Driver killed after crashing into pond in Newberry County, officials say

According South Carolina Highway Patrol Master Trooper Gary Miller, the single-vehicle...
According South Carolina Highway Patrol Master Trooper Gary Miller, the single-vehicle collision occurred at approximately 8:10 a.m. Monday.(KBTX)
Published: Sep. 21, 2021 at 6:40 AM EDT
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NEWBERRY COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - One person is dead after crashing into a pond in Newberry County Monday morning, officials say.

According South Carolina Highway Patrol Master Trooper Gary Miller, the single-vehicle collision occurred on St. Phillips Church Road near Piester Road at approximately 8:10 a.m..

Miller says the driver of a 2015 Dodge four door sedan was travelling east on St. Phillips Church Road when the vehicle went off the right side of the highway, struck a ditch, crossed over Piester Road and travelled into a pond.

According to Miller, the driver was not wearing a seatbelt and became entrapped in the vehicle. The driver was transported to Newberry Hospital by EMS where they later died as a result of the injuries sustained during the crash.

Officials say there were no other passengers involved.

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