Coroner: St. Stephen man killed in early morning crash

ST. STEPHEN, SC (WCSC) - A St. Stephen man was killed early Saturday morning after a vehicle ran off the road.

The Berkeley County Coroner's Office says the accident happened around 1 a.m. on Mendel River Road.

According to authorities, 31-year-old Raclaydran Jenkins was traveling north on Mendel River Road, when he ran off the left side of the road.

South Carolina Highway Patrol says Jenkins struck a fire hydrant, telephone box, and a stop sign and overturned into a field. Authorities say Jenkins was pinned in his Lincoln SUV and was not wearing a seat belt.

Jenkins was pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner's office and his death has been ruled accidental with head and body trauma.

The Berkeley County Coroner's Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating this accident.

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