ID of man killed in fiery Cherokee Co. crash near I-85

CHEROKEE CO., S.C. (WSPA) – One man is dead after a single-vehicle crash near Blacksburg early Saturday morning, according to the Cherokee County Coroner’s Office.

The coroner has identified the victim as 31-year-old Samuel Wayne Johnson, Jr. was the only person inside the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Johnson was the only person inside the vehicle at the time of the crash, the coroner says.

The collision happened around 4:15 a.m. near the I-85 on-ramp for Exit 102, the coroner’s office reports.

They say the driver of an SUV ran off the right side of the roadway into the woods before overturning and catching fire.

Johnson was partially ejected, trapped under the vehicle, and suffered extensive burns, the coroner says. He died at the scene.

Johnson was identified by body tattoos, according to the coroner’s office.

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