One dead after overturning, hitting trees in Union Co. crash

JONESVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – Troopers are investigating a deadly crash in Union County.

The crash happened on Mt. Tabor Church Road Saturday morning, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

The Union County Coroner’s Office said the crash happened around 8:35 a.m.

The coroner’s office said the driver, 67-year-old Michael Gene Kirby, of Smyrna, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers say that Kirby was driving south on Mt. Tabor Church Road towards SC 9 when he went off the left side of the road, struck a tree, overturned and struck another tree.

Kirby was wearing a seat belt at the time.

There were no passengers in the vehicle with him and no other cars were involved, authorities say.

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