Fatal Collision On US Hwy 76 Near Riser Road; Victim Identified

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Update: Coroner Laura Kneece has identified Jacob Cordell Adams, 38, of Newberry, as the decedent in the motor vehicle collision. An autopsy is scheduled to be performed this week. This incident remains under investigation of the Newberry County Coroner’s Office and South Carolina Highway Patrol

Original story: The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that happened on Monday night at around 10:15 pm on US Highway 76 near Riser Road.

The driver of a 1991 Ford pickup truck was traveling west on US Highway 76 when that driver ran off the right side of the road, hitting a ditch, fence and several trees.

The driver of the vehicle was apparently not wearing a seat belt and was entrapped inside the truck.

The driver died from fatal injuries at the scene and was the only occupant of the pickup.