ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A teenager died early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash in Pendleton.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 2:10 a.m. on Highway 76 near Lafrance Road.
Troopers said a 2013 Chrysler was traveling east on Highway 76 when he crossed the center line, traveled off the left side of the road and hit a utility pole.
The driver died at the scene, troopers said.
The Anderson County Coroner’s Office identified the driver as 16-year-old Jacob Landon Christian.
The coroner said the driver may have fallen asleep while traveling home from vacation.