Victim identified in Florence single-vehicle wreck


    One person died following a wreck in Florence on Wednesday night according to South Carolina Highway Patrol's LCpl. Matt Southern.

    The victim has been identified as 72-year-old Leroy Stanton of Florence, according to Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken.

    The wreck happened around 7:50 p.m. at Sam Harrell Road and McIver Road. Stanton was driving a Dodge pickup truck traveling south on Sam Harrell Road when he disregarded a stop sign, according to SCHP.

    Southern said Stanton then crossed over McIver Road, crashed into a tree and was ejected from the vehicle.

    He sustained fatal injuries and died on scene. Stanton was not wearing a seat belt, Southern says.

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