Injuries from Last Week’s Car Crash Claim Life of Blackstock Man

CHESTER – A Blackstock man succumbed to his injuries Friday (Aug. 16), sustained in a one-car accident in Chester County on Aug. 11.

According to Terry D. Tinker, Chester County Coroner, Paul Wade Stanton, 56, of 3108 Leon Drive in Blackstock, was pronounced dead at Palmetto Richland Hospital at 10:53 a.m. on Aug. 16. Tinker said Stanton died from massive head and spine trauma as a result of his Aug. 11 accident.

The S.C. Highway Patrol said Stanton was driving a 2006 Ford west on secondary road 75/Old Winnsboro Road, just over a mile south of Great Falls, when he ran off the right side of the road at approximately 7 p.m. Stanton struck a mail box, the Highway Patrol said, then swerved back across the road and ran off the left-hand side, striking a tree. Stanton was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, the Highway Patrol said.