Fatal crash this morning in Aiken County

Friday, Dec. 4, 2009 10:38 AM
Last updated 12:32 PM
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A Warrenville man was killed this morning in a single-vehicle traffic accident.

According to a news release from Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton, Marcus A. Bass, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash happened about 8:30 a.m. on Highway 421 near Gentry Hill Road. According to witnesses, Mr. Bass was traveling at a high rate of speed when he attempted to pass in the right lane.

He lost control of the Ford Expedition he was driving, it left the roadway, struck several trees, and he was partially ejected through the sunroof.

A passenger, who was not identified, was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital. His status was not reported.

Both driver and passenger were not wearing their seatbelts, according to the coroner, and speed appears to be a significant factor in the crash -- the 35th traffic fatality in Aiken County in 2009.

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InChristLove
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InChristLove 12/04/09 - 11:55 am
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Why won't people learn to

Why won't people learn to buckle-up?

JohnBoy53
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JohnBoy53 12/04/09 - 01:43 pm
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Doncha juat hate it when you

Doncha juat hate it when you get ejected through the sunroof? I hate when that happens.

pommom38
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pommom38 12/04/09 - 03:18 pm
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lol johnboy. I never want to

lol johnboy.
I never want to say someone deserves to lose there life, but ya know...

TELLITLIKEITIS1
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TELLITLIKEITIS1 12/04/09 - 03:44 pm
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Johnboy and Pommom you are 2

Johnboy and Pommom you are 2 ignorant individuals...a close friend of mine has lost their life...his family is grieving..have a heart!

pommom38
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pommom38 12/04/09 - 03:55 pm
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uh, fraid not.. If you read

uh, fraid not.. If you read the article and knew the person, you are calling the wrong people ignorant!! haha
You speed, (ignorant) you don't wear a seat belt, therefore breaking the law. (ignorant)

TELLITLIKEITIS1
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TELLITLIKEITIS1 12/04/09 - 03:58 pm
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You don't know how God will

You don't know how God will take you....you are definitley ignorant...I feel so sorry for you...It's sad...I know you have no family and friends..No one will even care if you die...

dashiel
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dashiel 12/04/09 - 04:02 pm
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You certainly sound like a

You certainly sound like a good little Christian, tellit...

TELLITLIKEITIS1
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TELLITLIKEITIS1 12/04/09 - 04:03 pm
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Never said I was....did you

Never said I was....did you read that in my comment??...didn't think so...

pommom38
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pommom38 12/04/09 - 04:14 pm
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Just because you lost a

Just because you lost a friend, doesn't give you the right to be a HYPOCRITE. Your name, and oh wait, what did I do? TELL IT LIKE IT IS!! You people let your emotions override all common sense on here. Anyone else, you wouldn't be soo sympathetic, above post sets that in concrete. Oh well, let's hope ignorance while driving doesn't run in the family. Oh, yea forgot that one.. Passing on the right! Geez..

TELLITLIKEITIS1
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TELLITLIKEITIS1 12/04/09 - 04:17 pm
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I am not a

I am not a hypocrite......imagine if that was your child or mother that lost their life and you read the IGNORANT comments from people making a joke about it! You would not be happy. Grow up A**!

TELLITLIKEITIS1
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TELLITLIKEITIS1 12/04/09 - 04:26 pm
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.....im not a hypocrite. you

.....im not a hypocrite. you are heartless.....and IGNORANT...if your mom or dad died in a car wreck and people were making a joke about it...would you laugh??? NO...didn't think so!!! GROW UP!! GET A LIFE AND A MATE! I KNOW YOU DON'T HAVE ONE!

pommom38
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pommom38 12/04/09 - 04:47 pm
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BLAH BLAH, BLAH BLAH.. Make

BLAH BLAH, BLAH BLAH.. Make sure you buckle up!!! And don't pass on the right, don't put your passenger's life in danger, and don't speed... If my mom or dad died due to the same circumstances, then people would have every right to say how stupid they were to do all the above!! And I never laughed at the driver's death, just the blatent disrespect he showed to his loved ones and passenger and that family.

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pommom38 12/04/09 - 04:50 pm
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And, if your *friend* had

And, if your *friend* had survived, and his passenger killed, hmm.. what would happen? He'd be charged for manslaughter.
Or, put it on the other foot.. Your friend was the passenger and killed, you would not be stating the same crap.

TELLITLIKEITIS1
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TELLITLIKEITIS1 12/04/09 - 04:54 pm
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You are so childish...how old

You are so childish...how old are you?? I feel so sorry for you...you speak as if you didn't make it through the 8th grade...do you realize that many people die WEARING their seatbelt and DRIVING the speed limit....yes it happens believe it or not...but I realize you probably have NOTHING else to do, but make fun of other people's hardships...I know you're lonely with no one to love you, but Marcus had plenty of loved ones and he would never say such a thing about you...he would love you and not even have to know who you were.

TELLITLIKEITIS1
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TELLITLIKEITIS1 12/04/09 - 04:56 pm
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You don't know me or what I

You don't know me or what I would state....anytime someone loses their life in a tragedy, it's no laughing matter, regardless whose fault it was...again, if you were intelligent..you would know that.

corgimom
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corgimom 12/04/09 - 08:20 pm
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How ironic that he had phony

How ironic that he had phony drivers' licenses and used them to commit crimes- and then died in a car accident.

Waymore
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Waymore 12/04/09 - 09:28 pm
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I've worked lots of

I've worked lots of fatalities and have NEVER unbuckled a dead person's body from their seat belt. I have also never worked a fatality where low speed had been a direct cause of death. Saying that people who wear seat belts die in car crashes is like say people who drive cars die everyday. Statistics PROVE that seat belts save lives.

reb007
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reb007 12/04/09 - 09:55 pm
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He who is without sin,let him

He who is without sin,let him cast the first stone.

ArtCollector
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ArtCollector 12/05/09 - 01:46 am
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oh brother

oh brother

corgimom
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corgimom 12/05/09 - 08:59 am
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No, Marcus wouldn't say such

No, Marcus wouldn't say such a thing, he was too busy stealing from people.

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