White Oak Man Killed in Crash on 24th Birthday

WINNSBORO – A White Oak man was killed Wednesday (Sept. 18) when his 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee crashed on Pumphouse Road. Quincey Ashford, of 24 Ibis Lane in White Oak, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey. It was Ashford’s 24th birthday.

Ramsey said two passengers in the Jeep were transported to Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital following the accident and were in stable condition.

According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, Ashford was driving south on Pumphouse Road, less than half a mile from the Winnsboro town limits, when he ran off the right side of the road, over-corrected and ran off the left side of the road at 5:40 p.m. The Jeep overturned, Ramsey said, and Ashford was ejected. Ashford was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, the Highway Patrol said.

Ramsey said the toxicology report is pending, and may take as long as 30 days to complete; but, he said alcohol and Ashford’s rate of speed are suspected as contributing factors in the accident.