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FATALITY: Bath Man, 69, Hits Tree on Way to Hunting Trip with Son


A 69-year-old Bath man was killed Saturday morning on Silver Bluff Road while headed on a hunting trip with his son, authorities said.

Daniel Lewallen was driving his 2002 Ford F150 on Storm Branch Road in Aiken just before 7 a.m. Saturday. As he approached Silver Bluff Road, Lewallen “failed to stop at the stop sign, crossed over Silver Bluff Road and struck a large tree,” according to Coroner Tim Carlton.

Lewallen was pronounced dead on the scene. His son was transported to Augusta University Medical Center with unknown injuries. The son’s name and condition were not available, the coroner said.

“The Aiken County Coroner’s Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating the crash,” the coroner said in a press release. “Toxicology is pending.”

The Jail Report reminds you to please be safe on the roads this holiday weekend!

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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