Officials identify motorist in fatal Orangeburg Co. wreck

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol has identified the 28-year-old man who died in a crash in Orangeburg County Monday night.

Officials say Brandon Rickenbaker of Orangeburg died at the hospital after his vehicle drove off the side of Slab Landing Road around 10 p.m. and crashed into a tree.

Rickenbaker was the driver of the 2002 Lexus. A passenger in the car is recovering from injuries, according to Highway Patrol.

The Highway Patrol says the driver and passenger weren't wearing their seat belts. They were both flown to Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, where the driver died.

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