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Driver killed after truck strikes tree in Georgetown County

Source: Raycom Media Source: Raycom Media

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – One person was killed after the pick-up truck they were driving ran off the road and crashed into a tree Thursday morning in Georgetown County, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The victim of the accident was identified as 58-year-old Barry Dale Stone, by the Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Johnson. The accident apparently occurred just after 5 a.m., Johnson said, and Stone was not discovered until about 7 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and his injuries indicated that he did die instantly.

The incident occurred on Ray Road, according to Corporal Sonny Collins with SCHP. The 2002 Chevrolet pick-up truck ran off the right side of the road, striking a tree, he said.

Stone was the only occupant, and was wearing a seatbelt, according to Cpl. Collins.

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