Winnsboro Man Killed in Highway 200 Crash

WINNSBORO – A Winnsboro man was killed Sunday night in a single-car wreck off Highway 200, just days after his 32nd birthday.

Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said Marhloh Cook, who marked his 32nd birthday on Aug. 20, was pronounced dead at the scene near the 1000 block of Highway 200 after rescue crews spent nearly an hour extracting him from the wreckage of his 1996 Oldsmobile.

According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, Cook, of 113 Railroad Ave., was traveling west on Highway 200 at 8:10 p.m. when his car ran off the left-hand side of the road and struck a tree approximately .6 miles east of Winnsboro. Cook was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was the only occupant of the vehicle, the Highway Patrol said.

The Highway Patrol said the accident remains under investigation. Ramsey said an autopsy and a toxicology report were pending, but added that both speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash.