One dead in crash Saturday night in Georgetown

mprabhu@thesunnews.comNovember 24, 2013 

A Georgetown man died in a car crash Saturday night, according to S.C. Highway Patrol.

Georgetown County coroner Kenny Johnson said the passenger, 28-year-old Simon Dease Jr., died at about 1:05 a.m.

According to highway patrol, a 26-year-old Georgetown man was driving west on Old Pee Dee Road at about 11:10 p.m. Saturday when it ran off the left side of the road, hit a ditch and overturned several times.

Neither the driver nor Dease were wearing seatbelts and both were ejected from the car, police said.

Dease was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced, Johnson said. The driver was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston for treatment, police said.

Police continue to investigate.

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