Driver killed when car crashes into embankment and flips over, SC Highway Patrol says

A South Carolina man was killed Sunday in an early morning crash, officials said

Rufus Lee Logan Jr., a 48-year-old Simpsonville resident, died in the accident, the Greenwood County Coroner’s Office said.

Logan was driving a 2013 Mercedes-Benz sedan east on S.C. 10, according to Master Trooper Mitchell Ridgeway of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Near the intersection with Greenwood Mills Farm Road the car ran off the right side of the road and crashed into an embankment, causing it to flip over, Ridgeway said.

Logan died at the scene from blunt force injuries, according to the coroner’s office.

No other injuries were reported.

There was no word if Logan was wearing a seat belt.

Information about what caused the Mercedes-Benz to veer off the road was not available, but the crash continues to be investigated by the Highway Patrol.

Through Jan. 29, at least 58 people had died on South Carolina roads in 2023, according to the state Department of Public Safety. Last year, 1,075 people died in crashes in South Carolina, DPS reported.

At least two people have died in Greenwood County crashes this year, DPS data shows. Last year, 13 deaths were reported in the county, DPS reported.