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19-Year Old Killed in Aiken County Car Accident

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A 19-year old Johnston, S.C. man has died in an early morning accident in Aiken County.

According to the Aiken County coroner, the car that Ricky Hammonds was riding in the backseat of drove off the road and hit several trees. The accident happened on Coleman Bridge Road near Ott Dale Road. They say Hammonds was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected. The coroner says he died from a severe head injury.

Authorities say the driver, 40-year old Calvin Edwards and a passenger in the front seat were transported to the hospital.

Edwards told deputies he is not sure what caused the crash but believes it was a tire blowout. Deputies say the car was speeding at the time of the accident.

South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

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