A single car accident resulted in a fatality early Thursday morning.
The driver was traveling eastbound on US Highway 76 when he ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree.
This accident happened about 0.2 miles west of Newberry at around 12:30 am Thursday morning, and the driver died at the scene.
Newberry County Coroner Laura Kneece has identified the driver as Alijah Brown, 20, of Greenwood. An autopsy has been scheduled for this week. There is no evidence that Mr. Brown was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.
This incident remains under investigation of the Newberry County Coroner’s Office and South Carolina Highway Patrol.