1 dead following crash that happened overnight in Spartanburg Co.

Published: Jan. 28, 2023 at 9:58 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 28, 2023 at 1:23 PM EST
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol said one person is dead after a crash that happened overnight in Spartanburg County.

The crash happened at 4 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 on at the intersection of E. Poinsett Street and J. Vern Smith Parkway.

Troopers said the driver of a 2006 Volkswagen was traveling west on Highway 80 and traveled off the right side of the road, lost control, traveled off the left side of the road and hit a guardrail. They said the driver then traveled down an embankment and hit a tree.

Sadly, the driver, 34-year-old Samuel Lee Templeton III--the only occupant--passed away at the scene.

Stay with FOX Carolina for more details.