Winnsboro Man Killed in Car Crash

A Winnsboro man succumbed Sept. 5 to injuries sustained in a single-car accident earlier that night on Old Camden Road.

Quinten Deon Williams, 27, of Lamplighter Apartments in Winnsboro, was pronounced dead at Richland Memorial Hospital, Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said, nearly two hours after the car he was driving struck a telephone pole 2.4 miles east of Winnsboro.

According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, Williams was driving a 1998 Mitsubishi westbound on Old Camden Road when, at 8:15 p.m., he lost control of the car and ran off the right side of the road. Ramsey said the car wrapped itself around the pole and it took rescue workers 45 minutes to cut Williams from the wreckage. Williams was then airlifted to Richland Memorial, where he was pronounced dead at 10:02 p.m., Ramsey said.

The speed of the vehicle and other extenuating factors of the accident remain under investigation, the Highway Patrol said.