Driver dies in Aiken County car wreck

Driver dies in Aiken County car wreck

AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WFXG) - A man has died in a single vehicle crash this morning in Aiken County.

34 year old Al Miller of the town North, South Carolina died in the crash.

Miller was the driver of a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe.

His passenger, 34 year old Tara Chase of Columbia South Carolina, was transported to Georgia Regional Medical Center with non life threatening injuries.

Investigators say Miller was traveling west on Interstate 20 near mile marker 28 when he lost control of the SUV, overturned, and was ejected from the vehicle.

Chase said they were traveling to Atlanta, Georgia.

Investigators have not ruled out excessive speed, drugs, and alcohol as contributing factors in the crash.

The crash happened around 6:00 on Saturday morning.

Miller died from multiple body trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Miller was not wearing a seatbelt but Chase was wearing her seatbelt.

South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Aiken County Coroner's Office are investigating the crash. A toxicology report on the driver is pending.

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