Driver dies following Barnwell County crash last Thursday

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BARNWELL, S.C. (WJBF) – The driver involved in a crash in Barnwell County last Thursday has died.

The crash originally happened on Highway 78 just east of Blackville on Mount Zion Road. The South Carolina Highway Patrol says 30-year-old Jose Martinez ran off the right side of the road and flipped several times before being ejected from the car.

Martinez was not wearing a seatbelt. He was taken to Augusta University Medical Center where he died late last night.


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