Fatal Accident in Lexington County

Lexington County, SC (WLTX) -- The South Carolina Highway Patrol says one person has died after a vehicle they were riding in overturned on a Lexington County road on Saturday.

The coroner has identified the the individual as Carlos L. Rivera, age 45, of Lexington.

Troopers say the vehicle was being driven by a 16-year-old on Bethany Church Road in Lexington County when the vehicle struck a ditch and overturned.

Both the driver and Rivera were taken to Lexington Medical Center. The driver was treated for minor injuries.

Rivera was pronounced dead at at approximately 8:18 PM. Authorities say Rivera died of injuries sustained in the collision.

Troopers say the driver was wearing a seat belt, while the passenger was not.

The Highway Patrol continues to investigate the accident.


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