An Aiken man found dead on the scene of a one-car wreck early Saturday was a repeat offender who was driving a stolen vehicle, authorities said.
The man was identified as 36-year-old Ivory Kirkland Jr. of Aiken (pictured).
At 1:45 a.m. Saturday, a motorist reported an overturned vehicle near 200 Outing Club Road in Aiken County, the road that Kirkland lives on. It was a Saturn that had just been stolen, authorities said.
It appears Kirkland was traveling north on Outing Club Road when his vehicle left the roadway, struck a drainage culvert and overturned. The wreck partially ejected Kirkland and he died on the scene, Coroner Tim Carlton said in a press release.
Kirkland is well-known to law enforcement. Just last year, he was charged with drunk driving and driving on a suspended license, as well as cocaine possession.
But his record in Aiken County is a mile long with convictions for criminal domestic violence in 2006, carrying a pistol in 2007, dozens of fraudulent checks in 2003 and 2009, and violation of a court order of protection in 2010. Most of them resulted in probation.