Kershaw BMW driver killed in fiery one-car crash

jmonk@thestate.comSeptember 4, 2013 

— The 34-year-old driver of a 2003 BMW was killed Tuesday night in Kershaw County in a single car crash, the S.C. Highway Patrol reported Wednesday.

The driver, whom Kershaw County coroner Johnny Fellers identified as Derrick Miller, died at the scene. Miller possibly lived in the Camden area but his driver’s license had a Bishopville address, Fellers said.

The car ran off Black River Road, also known as Secondary 12, about 9 pm and struck a tree and then caught fire, the patrol said.

Fellers elaborated: “He was going around a curve when he ran off the road and wrapped around the tree. “

Miller died of blunt force trauma, but his body was trapped inside the burning car and suffered “thermal burns” from the fire, Fellers said. .

No other vehicles or passengers were involved in the crash, which happened just south of Camden near Swift Creek Kennel Road.

The patrol is investigating.

Reach Monk at (803) 771-8344.

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