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Piedmont driver dies after crashing truck into tree

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The truck is towed away from the Old Pelzer Hwy. crash scene. (June 14, 2013/FOX Carolina) The truck is towed away from the Old Pelzer Hwy. crash scene. (June 14, 2013/FOX Carolina)
PELZER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A driver from Piedmont died after crashing into a mailbox then a tree in Pelzer Friday morning, troopers said.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the wreck happened just after midnight along Old Pelzer Highway when the driver of a Dodge Dakota pickup truck ran off the right side of the road.

As the truck went off the road, it hit a mailbox, a culvert then a tree, troopers said. They said the driver died at the scene but was wearing their seatbelt.

Greenville County Deputy Coroner Jeff Fowler identified the driver as Joel Wigington, 55.

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