A Belton, SC man was killed in a crash that occurred early on Thursday morning near Hickory Tavern.
Johnny DeWayne Williams, 45, of 239 Southern Road, Belton SC was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on US 76 about a quarter mile east of the intersection with Wasson Gin Road. Laurens County Coroner Nick Nichols told WLBG the cause of death was blunt force trauma. He estimated the time of death at 12:45 AM.
Williams was driving a 1998 Lexus ES300 east bound on US 76 when the vehicle ran off the right hand side of the road and struck a tree. There were no other vehicles involved in the accident.