One killed in single car accident in Marion County

MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Early Saturday morning South Carolina Highway Patrol announced a death in a one car accident in Marion Co.

The incident happened on Seconday 309, Gilchrist Rd around 1:30 a.m.

James Edward Hayden, 27 years old, of Hartsville, SC was driving a 1996 Ford Explorer.

SCHP reported Hayden's vehicle left the roadway to the right and overturned into a swamp.

Hayden's vehicle was submerged in the swamp by the time officials arrived.

Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson said Hayden was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other passengers were in the vehicle.

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