SCHP: Crash in Marion Co. deadly

Mullins, SC - MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol was called to the scene of a deadly accident in Marion County early Saturday morning.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 2:45 a.m. on Miller Church Road by SC Highway 41, near the city of Mullins.

The SCHP reports that a 1985 Ford pickup truck, driven by Allen Cook, 36, drove off the right side of the road and lost control, striking a tree and a fence.

The truck was said to be "completely demolished" according to an authority on the scene.

No other vehicles were involved.  Cook was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident and was reported to have died at the scene.

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