NEWS

1 dead, 1 seriously injured in Lexington County crash

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

According to Fisher, Mr. Damon Watts Jaynes, 27, of Leesville was pronounced dead at the scene due to his injuries. The vehicle driven by Mr. Jaynes left the right side of the road, struck an embankment, and overturned. Mr. 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.