Ridgeway Man Killed in Weekend Crash

KERSHAW – A Ridgeway man died Saturday night at Kershaw Health Hospital from injuries sustained in a one-car crash on Springvale Road, just off Highway 34 in Kershaw County.

According to Kershaw County Coroner John B. Fellers III, 36-year-old Richard E. Boykin Jr., of Centerville Road in Ridgeway, was pronounced dead at Kershaw Health at approximately 8:30 p.m. Saturday from a blunt force trauma to the head he suffered in the accident.

The S.C. Highway Patrol said Boykin was driving a 2002 Chevrolet south on Springvale Road at approximately 7:48 p.m. Boykin passed another vehicle on the road, and when returning to his lane, lost control of his vehicle and ran off the right side of the roadway, striking a ditch. The Chevrolet overturned and Boykin was ejected. The Highway Patrol said Boykin was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. Fellers said Boykin had evidently hit a patch of ice in the road when returning to his lane, although the accident remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.