Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a single vehicle accident that occurred in the 400 block of Dixired Road in Leesville at about 11:55 p.m. Wednesday.

According to Fisher, Damon Watts Jaynes, 27, of Leesville was pronounced dead at the scene due to his injuries.

The vehicle driven by Jaynes left the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment, and overturned. Fisher said Jaynes was not wearing a seat belt when the incident occurred. A passenger in the vehicle, who was also not wearing a seat belt, was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

The incident is under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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