Aiken County wreck kills one man, injures another

  • Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 9:46 a.m.
    UPDATED: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 10:36 a.m.

A Clarks Hill man was killed early this morning after a single-vehicle crash near Couchton.

Jesse James Ryan, 28, of Clarks Hill was pronounced dead at 3 a.m.†after the crash, according to Coroner Tim Carlton.

Carlton said Ryan was driving a 2003 Toyota Tundra pick up traveling east on Highway 302 in Aiken County when the vehicle left the right side of the road, overcorrected, crossed the westbound lane and overturned.

Ryan and the passenger, Aaron Baugh III, 28,†of Modoc, were ejected from the vehicle, Carlton said.

Baugh was transported to Georgia Health Sciences University. His status is unknown at this time.

Neither men were wearing a seat belt, Carlton said.

The crash was called in by another motorist that came upon the crash scene. This crash is being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol, and a toxicology report is pending on Ryan.

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