Driver killed in two-car accident

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill is released the name of an individual who was involved in a fatal accident that took place on I-77 and Hwy 200 in Winnsboro.

Mr. John Thompson, 80, of Great Falls, SC, was the restrained driver of a vehicle that was involved in a two car motor vehicle accident in the afternoon of May 31, 2023. Mr. Thompson was pronounced deceased on scene from blunt force injuries that he sustained in the accident.

An autopsy is scheduled with Newberry Pathology in Newberry, SC to determine the exact cause and manner of death. The accident remains under investigation by Fairfield County Coroner’s Office and South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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