Passenger Killed after being Ejected from Vehicle

12:38 PM, Dec 16, 2012   |    comments
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Sumter, SC (WLTX) -- The South Carolina Highway Patrol's MAIT Team is investigating a fatal wreck that occurred early Sunday morning about a mile and a half from Sumter County.

According to troopers, the driver of a 2006 Chevy Pickup and a passenger were traveling south on US-15 around 4:45am when the driver lost control of the vehicle.

Officials say the driver ran off the road, the vehicle overturned and both the driver and the passenger were ejected.

According to Sumter County Coroner Harvin Bullock, 36-year old Michael Todd Chappell of Manning died on the scene. He was the passenger in the truck.

The condition of the driver is unknown at this time.

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