1 dead, 3 injured in Rion Road crash

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – A late night crash on Rion Road has taken the life of one person and injured three others.

In a one-vehicle crash, a Jeep SUV was traveling east on Rion Road in Greenbrier about 10:40 p.m. on Jan. 23, when it ran off the road to the right, according to SC Highway Patrol Lance Corporal Nick Pye.

A report from the Fairfield County Coroner’s office stated that the vehicle overturned after leaving the road, struck several trees and caught fire. A passenger in the SUV, identified by Coroner Chris Hill as Stacy Fuller, 57, of Columbia, was in the back seat of the vehicle. Fuller was entrapped in the vehicle and he died on scene.

The driver and two other passengers were transported to a local hospital with injuries, according to the report.

An autopsy for Fuller is scheduled with Newberry Pathology Group in Newberry  on Wednesday, Jan. 25 to determine the exact cause of death.

The crash remains under investigation by the SCHP.

This story was updated January 23, 2023 at 4:45 p.m.

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