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Three die on area roadways July 4

Jul 5, 2011 8:00:00 AM - thestate.com
Three people died in traffic incidents in the Midlands on Monday’s holiday, including one pedestrian.

The first incident took the life of a North Carolina man around 4:45 a.m. The unidentified 38-year-old Fayetteville resident was driving a GMC pickup truck south on Interstate 95 near the 136 mile marker in Sumter County when the truck went off the left side of the highway, the S.C. Highway Patrol reported.

The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the truck when it struck a tree and overturned, Lance Cpl. Judd Jones said. The driver died at the scene.

Around 9:14 p.m., a car heading east on U.S. 76 in Sumter struck and killed a pedestrian. The driver, 28-year-old Stacy Nelson, and three passengers were not injured when the Toyota Camry struck the unidentified man, Jones said. The man, a 25-year-old Sumter resident, was taken to Tuomey Regional Medical Center where he died around 11:46 p.m., according to a South Carolina Highway Patrol report.

The wreck remains under investigation, Jones said.

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