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Newberry County coroner identifies victim of fatal crash

The Newberry County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim in a fatal collision that occurred Sunday morning.

Coroner Craig Newton said 45-year-old James Michael Shepherd, of Roebuck, died from injuries he sustained during the collision, which occurred on Macedonia Church Road. Shepherd was killed instantly, Newton said, after being partially ejected from his overturned vehicle.

Shepherd was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision, Newton said.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol will continue to investigate the incident.