Blythewood man dies in Fairfield crash

WINNSBORO – A one vehicle crash that occurred on Candlewood Circle near Little Cedar Creek Road on Friday, Nov. 26, has resulted in the death of the driver.

Wayne Lee Willis, 69, of Blythewood, died when the vehicle he was driving left the roadway and overturned, causing him to be entrapped. The vehicle then burst into flames.

The crash happened at about 7:34 p.m., according to Trooper Nic Pye with the S. C. Highway Patrol.

The vehicle was traveling South on Candlewood Circle when it ran off the road, Pye reported.

An autopsy is scheduled with Newberry Pathology in Newberry, SC to determine the cause of death.

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

More information will be provided when it becomes available.


  1. Sharon OConnor says

    Rene, I so enjoyed Wayne and his kind spirit. My prayers are with you and your family. Much love,
    Sharon OConnor

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