Accident

A single-car crash has claimed the life of a Williston man.

Jatorie Primus, 41, of Williston, was pronounced dead at 5:44 p.m. Thursday from injuries he sustained in a vehicle crash, according to a news release from Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables.

Primus was transported by EMS to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, according to Master Trooper David Jones with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

At approximately 3:30 p.m., Primus was traveling north on Tinker Creek Road in a 2011 Toyota sedan at a high rate of speed when he went around a vehicle, according to a release from the coroner's office. Primus lost control of his car, ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree head-on.

He died from blunt force injuries, Ables said. Primus was wearing a seat belt.

Toxicology results are pending.

This is the seventh traffic fatality in Aiken County this month. 

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.