1 dead in single-vehicle collision on Pelzer Hwy, troopers say

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ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – One person has died following a single-vehicle collision on Pelzer Highway Sunday morning, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.

According to a release from Corporal Joel Hovis, the incident occurred around 4 a.m. Sunday morning on the highway roughly ten miles north of Williamston.

Hovis said the driver of a 2014 Dodge pickup truck was traveling west on Pelzer Hwy when they ran off the left side of the road, striking a guardrail. The driver then went off the right side of the roadway before hitting a tree.

Anderson County Deputy Coroner Josh Shore identified the victim as 23-year-old Deandre Nathaniel Mansell, of Clemson.

Shore said preliminary investigation indicates that alcohol and speed appear to be contributing factors in the crash.

Corporal Hovis said that Mansell was not seatbelted and was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Highway patrol and the coroner’s office continue to investigate.

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