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Coroner identifies pickup truck driver killed after overturning, striking tree in Greenville Co.

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Ridge Drive at Laurel Road. (10/8/17 FOX Carolina) Ridge Drive at Laurel Road. (10/8/17 FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Greenville County Coroner's Office and SC Highway Patrol are responding to a fatal wreck in Greenville County early Sunday morning.

Per troopers, a collision on Ridge Drive resulted in a single fatality.

The collision occurred around 3:40 a.m. on Ridge Drive at Laurel Road near SC 11, according to the SC Highway Patrol troopers.

They say, a driver in a pickup truck was traveling south on Ridge Drive when the driver lost control, overturned and struck a tree. The driver was not wearing a seat belt, was fatally injured and ejected from the vehicle, troopers said.

The coroner later identified the victim as 30-year-old Christopher Carl Laws of Marietta. His cause of death was blunt force trauma.

There were no passengers in the vehicle and no other vehicles involved.

The case is being investigated by the coroner's office and Highway Patrol.

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