Victim identified in deadly Saluda County crash

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Published: Jul. 5, 2022 at 10:29 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 6, 2022 at 11:45 AM EDT
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SALUDA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle collision that killed one person in Saluda County on Tuesday.

Troopers say the crash happened on U.S. Highway 178 near Rolling Meadows Lane around 10 a.m.

The westbound vehicle was a 2003 Chevrolet truck that overturned while exiting the highway, according to the Saluda County Coroner’s Office.

The driver, who was thrown from the vehicle, was transported to the hospital but later died from their injuries.

The driver was identified as Paul Smith Jr., 57, of Saluda, according to the Saluda County Coroner’s Office.

The collision is being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol and Saluda County Coroner’s Office.

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