Person trapped in burning car dies in Florence County

Deadly accident on U.S. 52 in Florence

The Florence County Coroner has identified the victim of Monday's deadly crash in Florence County as Chad Stone, 34, of Florence.

The wreck happened on Highway 52 near the Lynches River Bridge in the Effingham community of Florence County.

Stone's Cadillac Escalade SUV ran off the road, hit a tree and burst into flames just after eight o'clock, according to Ric Collins with Howe Springs Fire Department.

Stone was trapped inside the car and died at the scene, according to Collins.

South Carolina Highway Patrol and 45 firefighters with South Lynches and Howe Springs Fire Departments responded to the crash.

Troopers blocked a section of the highway until they could remove the body from the burned car.

Highway Patrol's special accident investigation team is reconstructing the wreck so they can determine what happened.