The body of missing Georgia resident Austin Hollar was found on Tuesday morning at the site of a South Carolina crash near Beech Island.
It was a single-vehicle accident.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the crash was reported at 3472 Silver Bluff Road and the authorities responded just before 11 a.m.
Initial reports said at least one individual had been thrown from the vehicle in the South Carolina crash, who may have struck a tree.
Troopers were unable to say whether the accident happened on Tuesday morning or some time prior. Hollar’s family feared that the crash happened days earlier, and Hollar’s body had been there until Tuesday.
A nearby landowner said based on the information given to her by the authorities, Hollar’s body has been there for a few days.
She said there was a sharp curve in the road and there were often crashes involving drivers who took the curve too fast.
Based on location information from his cellphone, Hollar’s family and friends had planned to meet in the area of the crash on Tuesday morning and search for him.
However, they soon got news of the discovery of his body.
Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables said Hollar’s car ran off the right side of the road as it headed west. The vehicle went down an embankment and struck a tree, ejecting the driver in the process.
According to Ables, Hollar was reported missing on Saturday after he didn’t return home after leaving work in Aiken.
The coroner’s office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol will continue to investigate the crash.
If your loved one was killed in a crash, contact a South Carolina car accident lawyer for advice.