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16-year-old dies after falling asleep while driving home, coroner says

Published: Jun. 19, 2022 at 7:57 AM EDT
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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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