Williamsburg Co. car accident kills one

Williamsburg County, SC - WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A car accident early Monday morning has killed a Johnsonville man.

Officers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said Kenneth Burgess, 26, of Johnsonville was killed in an accident that occurred around 4 a.m. Monday.

Burgess was driving a 2001 Mercury Marquis that traveled off of the road and struck a tree about 12 miles south of Kingstree on SC-261.

Williamsburg County Coroner Harrison McKnight Jr. said Burgess died from injuries sustained at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

Burgess was the only occupant of the vehicle.

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