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Lexington Man Dies in Crash on Pond Branch Road

The wreck happened around 6:50 a.m. Wednesday.

A 52-year-old Lexington man died early Wednesday morning after a crash on Pond Branch Road in Leesville.

David E. Howell Jr. was driving east around 6:50 a.m. when his Chevrolet Lumina ran off the right side of the road, Trooper Brent Kelly said. Howell overcorrected, crossed the center lane and struck another vehicle. 

Howell was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene. 

The driver of the other vehicle, a Leesville woman, was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

The S.C. Highway Patrol and the Lexington County Coroner's Office are investigating the wreck.

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