Blythewood Man Killed on Highway 321

RICHLAND – A Blythewood man was killed Sunday night after crashing his 1999 Honda SUV on Fairfield Road (Highway 321). Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said Lewis E. McCright Jr., 56, of Holly Grove Road, Blythewood, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred in the 8400 block of Fairfield Road.

According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, McCright was driving the SUV north on Fairfield Road at 11:40 p.m. when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road. McCright over-corrected, sending the vehicle off the left side of the road where it struck a tree. McCright was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, the Highway Patrol said.

Watts said an autopsy conducted Monday showed that McCright died from trauma associated with the crash.

The accident remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.