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Ridgeville man dies after striking tree with car

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DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A Ridgeville man died Sunday afternoon after authorities say he drove off Carter Road and struck a tree.

Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet identified the victim as 56-year-old John Kemmerlin. 

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, Kemmerlin crossed the center line of the road and over-corrected.  His Crown Victoria ran off the road and crashed into a tree.

Kemmerlin was pronounced dead at the scene from apparent massive head trauma.

The crash remains under investigation.

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