Starr man killed after car crashes into tree, catches fire

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ANDERSON CO., SC (WSPA) – Authorities say a man was killed in a fiery crash near Iva.

The crash happened shortly after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on Wilson Creek Road.

Troopers said the car ran off the side of the road near Highway 413, hit a tree and caught fire.

John Joseph Stanley, 38, of Starr was killed in the crash, according to the Anderson County Coroner’s Office.

Chief Deputy Coroner Charlie Boseman said Stanley appears to have lost control of his vehicle, causing it to travel off the road, hit a tree and then catch fire.

Stanley, who was trapped in the vehicle, suffered blunt force trauma and thermal injuries.

Boseman said Stanley died at the scene of the crash.

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