Coroner Identifies Victim In Single Vehicle Accident

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The Newberry County Coroner’s Office, along with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, are investigating a single vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 9:00 p.m. on January 23 in the 2100 block of Kiblers Bridge Road, Little Mountain area of Newberry County.

Coroner Laura Kneece has identified Peyton Christopher Reppart, 16, of Newberry, as the driver of the vehicle. Mr. Reppart was pronounced dead at Doctors Hospital located in Augusta, GA early Saturday morning.

This incident remains under investigation of Newberry County Coroner’s Office and South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Original story:

One person has died from injuries sustained in a single vehicle collision on Thursday evening.

The S.C. Highway Patrol reports that the driver was traveling west on Kibler’s Bridge Road in a 2006 Chevrolet pickup, and drove off the right side of the road. The driver apparently then proceeded to come back onto the road and then went off the right side of the road again. The vehicle then struck a tree, overturned and caught fire.

The name of the driver has not been released yet, but the S.C. Highway Patrol says that the driver was wearing a seatbelt.

The accident remains under investigation by the S.C. Highway Patrol.