Driver killed in single-vehicle crash in Aiken County

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South Carolina Highway Patrol(WRDW)
Published: Oct. 17, 2021 at 8:08 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 18, 2021 at 2:46 PM EDT
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An earlier version of this story, has been corrected to state the victim was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. News 12 regrets this error.

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Aiken County Coroner’s Office is investigating a single-vehicle crash that left one person dead in Aiken County.

According to the coroner, the crash occurred at 2:24 p.m. Sunday on Columbia Highway North at Keys Pond Road. The driver is identified as Harry Snipes, 80, of Johnston.

Troopers say a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban was traveling south on Columbia Highway when it left the road to the right, hit a tree and overturned on its side. Snipes was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Snipes was pronounced dead on the scene and will be autopsied in Newberry to determine his cause of death.

The Aiken County Coroner’s Office and South Carolina Highway Patrol are continuing with the investigation.

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