Anderson man dies as car hits tree felled by Ida's rains

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina man has died after his car hit a tree that fell on a road as rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida moved through the area.

Multiple media outlets reported that 40-year-old Terry Lee Stancil Jr., of Anderson died in the wreck about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin says the tree had fallen as a result of a storm.

Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore says Stancil's car ran beneath the tree, shearing the roof from the car. Shore says Stancil died at the scene from a head injury.

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