A Pelion man is dead after a single-vehicle accident in Barnwell County Wednesday morning.
The wreck occurred shortly before 7 a.m. August 20 on S.C. Highway 3 after the driver of a 2001 Ford struck a tree after losing control of his vehicle and running off the left side of the roadway, according to Lance Cpl. Judd Jones with the S.C. Highway Patrol.
The driver, 54-year-old Robert Poole of Pelion, was wearing a seatbelt but was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Barnwell County Coroner Lloyd Ward. Poole died of chest trauma.
The wreck remains under investigation by the SCHP.
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