Deadly accident on Highway 302 near Wagener under investigation


Aiken, SC (WJBF)– Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables is investigating a single vehicle traffic fatality on Highway 302 near Berlin Rd.

The accident happened at 11:30 a.m. on July 4th.

The unrestrained driver of a 2004 Dodge Durango was traveling eastward when the vehicle ran off the left side of the road, ejecting the driver.

The driver, 31-year-old Emily J. Simmons, was pronounced dead at the scene from blunt force injuries.

South Carolina Highway Patrol is continuing with the investigation.

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