A man died in a single car crash on Garners Ferry Road, according  the Richland County Coroner, Gary Watts. 

Watts has identified the man as John Michael Eckweiler, 39, of Columbia. He was the driver of the car. The accident happened on Thursday at 3:30 a.m. Eckweiler was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The car Eckweiler was driving left the road. He then overcorrected and the vehicle overturned. 

An autopsy, said Watts, revealed that the cause of death was blunt force injuries to the upper torso.

The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. 

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