Coroner identifies 72-year-old man killed in Florence crash

Coroner identifies 72-year-old man killed in Florence crash

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A 72-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle wreck in Florence County.

The Florence County Coroner identified the driver as Leroy Stanton.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the crash around 7:50 p.m. Wednesday night on Sam Harrell Road near McIver Road.

Troopers said Stanton was driving a Dodge pick-up truck and was travelling on Sam Harrell Road. They said the Stanton went through a stop sign, crossed over McIver Road, ran off the roadway, hit a tree and was thrown from the vehicle.

He was not wearing a seatbelt, according to troopers.

They said Stanton died at the scene.

The Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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