According to the Aiken County Coroner’s Office, a South Carolina man was murdered after the SUV he was driving overturned and slammed into a tree.
According to a news statement from the coroner, Delmer Walton, a 39-year-old resident of Blackville, passed away at the site of the early-morning wreck on Saturday.
According to South Carolina Highway Patrol Master Trooper Gary Miller, the single-vehicle collision happened at around 2:50 a.m. on S.C. 4/Surrey Race Road close to the intersection with Kittery Street. That is close to Aiken County’s Salley region.
According to Miller, Walton was operating a 2004 Toyota Highlander eastbound on S.C. 4 when the SUV veered off the right side of the road, overturned, and collided with a tree.
Walton was thrown from the SUV because he wasn’t buckled in, according to Ables.
Walton was the lone occupant of the SUV, according to Miller, and no further injuries were mentioned.
Although there was no information on what led the SUV to stray off the road, the Highway Patrol is still looking into the crash. According to Ables, the results of the toxicological tests are still pending.
According to the state Department of Public Safety, as of November 27 at least 957 individuals have perished on South Carolina roadways this year. According to the DPS, 1,194 people died in collisions in South Carolina last year.
According to the DPS, at least 27 individuals have died in collisions in Aiken County in 2022. According to DPS data, 36 deaths were reported there last year.