Aiken County crash claims life of missing Martinez man

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AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) – South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Aiken County coroner are investigating a crash on the 3400 block of Silver Bluff Road.

The call came in about 10:55 a.m. Tuesday morning. Investigators say a 2013 Nissan Rouge was traveling west when it ran off the right side of the road, going down an embankment and striking a tree, and ejecting the driver.

Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables has identified the victim as 27-year-old Austin F. Hollar. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Hollar was reported missing on Saturday after he didn’t arrive home from work.

Silver Bluff Road was blocked off between Williston Road and Atomic Road during the course of the investigation.

This is a developing story.

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