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Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of being involved in a single vehicle accident in the 2300 block of South Lake Drive. The incident occurred around 3 a.m. Sunday.

According to Fisher, Charles Lamar Chestnut, 22, of Lexington, was traveling westbound toward Lexington when his vehicle went off the left side of the roadway, struck several trees and then overturned.

Chestnut, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced deceased at the scene due to injuries sustained. A juvenile in the vehicle with Chestnut, who was ejected during the accident, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

An investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol is ongoing.

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