A man died early Wednesday when his truck ran off the road on Rice Meadow Way, near Hardscrabble Road, and hit a tree.
The driver was apparently killed when the truck’s engine overheated causing a flash-fire in the vehicle, Richland County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Curtis Wilson said.
The accident was discovered after someone called the fire in to emergency services after 3 a.m., Wilson said.
“We don’t know yet why the driver stayed in the truck after he ran off the road,” Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said.
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The coroner’s office is working with medical records to confirm the victim’s identity.
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