Graniteville man dies in 1-vehicle wreck

A 36-year-old Graniteville man was killed after his 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck crashed Monday evening, authorities said.

The driver, identified by Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton as Joseph Robinson, was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, after the 6:10 p.m. crash, said Trooper Billy Elder of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Robinson was driving the truck southbound near the 100 block of Addie Road, about 1 mile west of Burnettown, when the vehicle ran off the left side of the road, overturned in a ditch and struck a tree, authorities said. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Carlton said Robinson was trapped in the truck for almost an hour. Robinson died of multiple body trauma, and toxicology is pending, Carlton said, adding that Robinson was apparently returning home from a friend's home.

The crash remains under investigation, Elder said.

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