Reservoir Road Man Killed in Crash

WINNSBORO – A Winnsboro man was killed Friday night in a single-vehicle crash on Reservoir Road.

Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said 39-year-old Stanley E. Owens, of 286 Reservoir Road, was traveling west on Highway 213 just before 9 p.m. Friday in a 1996 Dodge pickup truck. Owens turned left onto Reservoir Road where he ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree, approximately 2 miles west of Winnsboro.

Family members heard the crash from the front yard of their home, Ramsey said, and raced to the scene, extracting Owens from the wreckage and transporting him to Fairfield Memorial Hospital. There he was pronounced dead from injuries sustained in the accident.

The S.C. Highway Patrol said Owens was the only occupant of the truck and was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.