Trooper: Driver Hits Tree, Barn in Fatal Collision

Newberry, SC (WLTX) -- One person is dead following an accident Sunday morning in Newberry. 

According to South Carolina State Trooper Joe Hovis, the accident occurred a little after 9 AM.  A 2005 Dodge SUV was traveling north on SC 56 a few miles south of Chappells, when it left the road, drove through a field, struck a tree and then a barn.

The driver was entrapped and died of their injuries at the scene.   

Newberry County Coroner Laura Kneece identified the victim as 28-year-old Jonathan Fullmer of Spartanburg.  Kneece said it did not appear that Fullmer was wearing a seatbelt.  An autopsy is schedule to determine the exact cause of Fullmer's death.

The accident remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Newberry County Coroner's Office.


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