1 dead, 1 injured in crash on Highway 15 in Marlboro County

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MARLBORO COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — The South Carolina Highway Patrol Wednesday night confirmed a deadly crash on Highway 15 in Marlboro County.

It happened about 9:40 p.m., approximately 8 miles south of the town of Bennettsville, according to SCHP.

A 1997 ford explorer was traveling south on Highway 15 when it ran off the right side of the road and overturned. The driver of the vehicle died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

The driver was identified as 24-year-old James McElveen, Jr., according to Marlboro County Coroner Tim Brown.

The driver the of vehicle was not wearing a seatbelt. The passenger was wearing a seatbelt, and was taken to the hospital.

No further details are available at this time. Count on News13 for updates.

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