Winnsboro Man Killed in Crash

GREAT FALLS – A Winnsboro man was killed Monday in a single-car accident on S.C. 901, approximately 6 miles west of Great Falls near Fairfield Hill Road, the S.C. Highway Patrol said.

Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said Wright Don “W.D.” Caughman, 55, of 9874 State Highway 200, Winnsboro, was driving a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro north on 901 at approximately 2:40 p.m. Monday when the car veered off the right side of the road. Caughman overcorrected, Ramsey said, and the Camaro went into a skid, overturning several times.

Caughman, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the Camaro, Ramsey said, and died from his injuries at the scene.

Ramsey said alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash.

The Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.


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