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Fairfield County crash claims life of driver

Investigators said the vehicle struck a ditch and then a tree before overturning.

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, S.C. — Authorities confirm that a driver has died following a crash that happened Saturday evening in Fairfield County.

According to Lance Corporal Nick Pye with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the single-vehicle crash happened around 7:30 p.m. on Candlewood Circle not far from Little Cedar Creek Road - which is just west of Hwy. 321 and north of Blythewood.

Pye said that a 2004 Ford sedan was traveling south on Candlewood Circle when it crossed the road to the left and then struck a ditch and a tree before flipping.

The driver was the only person mentioned in the vehicle at the time and was not identified publicly. Pye deferred to the Fairfield County Coroner's Office for additional information about the victim.

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