Fatal car crash ruled homicide after victim found with gunshot wound

According to the Saluda County Coroner's Office, the fatal car accident that happened on the...
According to the Saluda County Coroner's Office, the fatal car accident that happened on the night of Jan. 20 has been ruled a homicide.(WRDW)
Published: Jan. 21, 2023 at 9:07 AM EST
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SALUDA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - One person is dead after a car accident in Saluda County on Friday night.

According to authorities, the driver of that car was pronounced dead, due to a gunshot wound.

According to the Coroner, the death has been ruled a homicide.

According to trooper Gary Miller with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 10 p.m. on May Branch Road, near Main Road, about 10 miles west of Saluda.

Miller said the crash happened when a 2017 Nissan Altima that was traveling south on May Branch Road ran off the side of the road and hit a mailbox and a ditch, then flipped over.

The Coroner’s Office is working with the Saluda County Sheriff’s Office and SC Highway Patrol to fully investigate this death.