Martinez man dies after truck overturns in Aiken County

Martinez man found dead on Sand Bar Ferry Road
(Source: MGN)
Published: Sep. 18, 2022 at 6:12 PM EDT
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BEECH ISLAND, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Aiken County Coroner’s Office is investigating a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Martinez man.

On Saturday, the coroner’s staff responded around noon to the 1400 block of Sand Bar Ferry Road, where a vehicle was found overturned in a drainage ditch.

The driver found inside the vehicle was identified as 45-year-old Paul E. Marsh Jr., who was pronounced dead on the scene from blunt-force injuries.

Upon further investigation, it was determined the accident happened hours before the vehicle was discovered. Authorities said the 2005 Dodge Dakota truck was traveling east on Sand Bar Ferry Road when it left the roadway, struck a guardrail and overturned.

The coroner’s along with Highway Patrol is continuing with the investigation and a toxicology analysis is pending.