Coroner: Man killed in Salem crash found 5 hours later - FOX Carolina 21

Coroner: Man killed in Salem crash found 5 hours later

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SALEM, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Troopers said one person died in a one-car crash in Oconee County on Thursday morning.

The crash happened along Mack Reid Road, a two-lane gravel road, about 1 a.m. one mile north of Salem. Oconee County coroner Karl Addis said the crash was not reported until 6:10 a.m. when the victim was found by his uncle.

Troopers said the driver of a Jeep lost control while driving south, ran off the left side of the road, hit an embankment and overturned.

Addis said the man, 54-year-old Jerry Rowland of Salem, died from chest trauma and traumatic asphyxiation.

The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and no one else was riding in the vehicle, troopers said.

The Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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