Wreck on Wagener Road Claims Life
South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a wreck that claimed the life of 28-year old Jesse James Ryan of Clarks Hill, South Carolina at approximately 3 a.m. Wednesday morning. According to SC Highway Patrol, the 2003 Toyota pick-up truck was traveling east on Highway 302 (Wagener Road) in the right hand lane, when the driver, Jesse James Ryan, lost control and went off the left side of the roadway. The truck overturned and ejected both Ryan and passenger, 28-year old Aaron Baugh III. Baugh of Modoc, SC was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with serious injuries. Investigators state that neither occupant was wearing seatbelts. Another motorist rode by the accident site and called police.
The wreck is still under investigations by SC Highway Patrol. Toxicology is pending on Ryan.