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Aiken County single-vehicle crash kills 34-year-old driver

The coroner says the crash occurred Thursday morning at 1:03 a.m. on Interstate 20 eastbound.
The coroner says the crash occurred Thursday morning at 1:03 a.m. on Interstate 20 eastbound.(AP)
Published: Jul. 1, 2021 at 5:45 AM EDT
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BATESBURG, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Aiken County Coroner’s Office is investigating a single-vehicle crash involving a fatality.

The coroner says the crash occurred Thursday morning at 1:03 a.m. on Interstate 20 eastbound. It happened at mile marker 34 heading toward Batesburg.

The driver of a 2005 Ford minivan was traveling eastward when the vehicle ran off the left side of the road overturned and crashed into a tree.

The driver was identified as 34-year-old Luis Daniel Echevarria, of Columbia. He was pronounced dead on the scene from blunt-force injuries. The coroner says he was not wearing a seat belt.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is continuing with the investigation.

A toxicology analysis is pending.

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