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One person dead following two-vehicle crash in Aiken County

November 20, 2018

One person is dead following an early Tuesday collision along Silver Bluff Road near Storm Branch Road in Aiken County.

The accident involved two vehicles: a 2018 Kia and a Dodge pickup truck, according to S.C. Highway Patrol.

The driver of the pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Judd Jones.

The driver of the Kia was uninjured.

The Kia was headed south on Silver Bluff Road around 4:50 a.m. Tuesday; the Dodge pickup truck was headed east on Storm Branch Road, according to Jones.

The pickup truck pulled onto Silver Bluff Road and was then struck by the Kia, the lance corporal said. The pickup truck then veered off the road and struck a tree.

The driver of the truck was not wearing a seatbelt, according to Jones. The driver of the Kia was.

The crash remains under investigation, Jones said.

Check back with the Aiken Standard. This is a developing story.

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