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Driver killed in Florence County Crash

Driver killed in Florence County crash

One person has died in a single vehicle crash in Florence County Thursday night.

The crash occurred on North Old Georgetown Road and Henneghan Road near Coward and resulted in the death of 18-year-old Mikaele Krishan Matthews, of Coward, according to Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern, the driver, Matthews, was traveling southbound on North Old Georgetown Road when they driver ran off the left side of the road, over corrected and ran off the right side of the ride.

The car struck a utility pole and Matthews, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected.

Matthews was taken to McLeod Hospital and later died.

The incident is being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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