Coroner identifies Lexington man killed in vehicle crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in vehicle collision that occurred on South Lake Drive near Bluefield Road in the Red Bank area shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday.

According to Fisher, Mr. Frank Harry James Sturkie Jr., 39, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene due to his injuries. Mr. Sturkie was traveling toward Lexington when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed the center line, and was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

Mr. Sturkie was not wearing a seat belt when the collision occurred. The occupants of the other vehicle were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The collision is being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.