Dearing man killed in single-car accident

A 24-year-old McDuffie County man died from injuries he received in a single-car crash Tuesday on U.S. Highway 221 near Harlem.

Trooper 1st Class Matthew MacDonald, of the Georgia State Patrol post in Grovetown, identified the victim as Jacob Carlyle Davis, of Dearing.

Davis lost control of his 1997 Ford Mustang while traveling south and rounding a curve shortly before 3:30 p.m. He overcorrected the steering and went across the other lane of traffic, hit a road sign, overturned and traveled down an embankment, MacDonald said.

The driver, who was wearing a seat belt, received CPR at the scene and while en route to the emergency room of McDuffie Regional Medical Center. Davis was pronounced dead at 4:17 p.m.

It was the second fatal wreck in McDuffie County in just over a week.