Winnsboro man identified in fatal crash

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill has identified the man who was killed in a motor vehicle crash on Tuesday Jan 4.

Stefon Gaither, 59, of Winnsboro, was traveling west on Hwy 34 (Newberry Rd) when he lost control of the Ford pickup truck he was driving and crashed into a guardrail, possibly flipping during the accident. 

Mr. Gaither was removed from the vehicle by Fairfield County volunteer firefighters and was taken by Fairfield County EMS to MUSC Fairfield Emergency Department where he was pronounced deceased. 

The accident remains under investigation by Fairfield County Coroner’s Office and South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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