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OCONEE COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) An early morning accident in Oconee County left one person dead, the South Carolina Highway Patrol reported. 

Troopers say the incident occurred around 8:55 a.m. on Richland Road near Hickory Nut Drive. 

They said the driver of a U-Haul truck was traveling north on Richland Road when the vehicle veered off the left side of the roadway, struck a guard rail and hit several trees. 

The driver unfortunately passed away. Later Saturday afternoon, Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis identified the deceased as 46-year-old Gary Wyman II of Westminster. 

His cause of death has been ruled accidental. 

As of 12:30 p.m., the roadway was still reportedly blocked. 


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