Wagener volunteer firefighter dies in wreck

August 20, 2007

WAGENER, S.C.---A volunteer firefighter from Wagener died in a wreck last night.

The Aiken County coroner says 36-year-old Jeffrey Swartz was in his SUV going to an emergency when he ran off Camp Rawls Road. He over-corrected and hit a car in the other lane.

The SUV caught fire. Swartz died of carbon monoxide inhalation and thermal injuries after the crash.

The people in the car went to the hospital.

This is the 27th traffic death in Aiken County this year.

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