SCHP investigating fatal crash in Florence County

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF)  The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that occurred around 6:05p.m. Thursday evening.  According to the SCHP website, the accident occurred on the 1800 block of Lake City Highway (SC 341) in front of Deerfield Auto Sales just outside of Johnsonville.

Florence County Deputy Coroner Don Reynolds tells WMBF News that man who died is 56 year-old Briett Johnson of Johnsonville.

Lance Corporal Judd Jones with the South Carolina Highway Patrol says that Johnson was traveling south on SC 341 when he attempted to pass traffic.  When Johnson returned to his lane, he lost control of the vehicle, went off the right side of the road.  The vehicle flipped and struck a light pole.  Johnson was wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash is still under investigation. 

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