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Aiken man identified as victim in Saturday afternoon crash

Authorities said the victim died at the scene after overcorrecting and crossing the other side of the road where the truck flipped.

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. — An Aiken man has been identified as the victim of a Saturday afternoon crash in Aiken County.

Master Trooper Mitchell Ridgeway with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 5 p.m. in the area of SC-4, also known as Surrey Race Road, and Tabernacle Road - roughly six miles west of Salley.

Ridgeway said that the driver of a 2003 Ford pickup truck was heading west when he traveled off the right side of the road and then overcorrected, sending the truck off the left side where it flipped over.

The driver, identified by the Aiken County Coroner's Office as 36-year-old Cornelius Tyler, died at the scene as a result of blunt force injuries. Coroner Darryl Ables said he was not restrained in the truck at the time of the crash.

The accident is still under investigation by the Aiken County Coroner's Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Ables said a toxicology analysis is still pending.

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