Around 11:55PM on May 26th, a single-vehicle Lexington County crash saw the death of one individual.
Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the deceased as 27-year-old Damon Watts Jaynes of Leesville.
He was driving in the 400 block of Dixired Road when his vehicle ran off the right side of the road, struck an embankment and turned over.
Neither Jaynes nor his unnamed passenger was wearing seatbelts in the Lexington County crash.
The passenger sustained serious injuries and was taken to a hospital in the area. No update has been provided on the individual’s condition.
No details have been revealed about what caused the vehicle to go off the road. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the matter.
Meanwhile, the Myrtle Beach Police Department is probing a fatal two-vehicle crash that occurred on the afternoon of May 27.
Master Corporal Tom Vest said two pedestrians were killed at the junction of 67th Avenue North and Kings Highway. He said two vehicles were involved in a crash and one of them struck the two pedestrians.
The accident caused the temporary closure of the southbound lanes of the two streets. They reopened later in the evening.
As of the morning of May 27, 394 people had been killed on South Carolina’s roads for the year so far. Based on data from the state’s Department of Public Safety, 274 of the victims had access to seat belts but only 145 were wearing them.
If you lost a loved one in an accident, you may be entitled to claim compensation, even if the crash only involved one vehicle. Reach out to a South Carolina car accident attorney to schedule a consultation and learn if you have a case.