16-year-old dies after falling asleep while driving home, coroner says
PENDLETON, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - A 16-year-old was pronounced dead following an overnight crash in Anderson County, according to Highway Patrol and the Anderson County Coroner’s Office.
Troopers said at 2:10 a.m., the driver was heading east on U.S. 76 near Lafrance Road when he crossed over the center line, went off the left side of the road, and hit a utility pole. The driver was pronounced dead on scene.
The coroner later identified the driver as 16-year-old Jacob Landon Christian of Anderson.
We’re told it appeared Jacob fell asleep awhile traveling home from a vacation home at Lake Keowee.
This is an ongoing investigation by the coroner’s office and Highway Patrol.
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