Easley man dies in single-car accident

EASLEY — An Easley man was killed early Sunday morning when his vehicle struck a tree.

Michael Carroll Burton, 21, of 148 Griffwood Lynn Drive, lost control of his vehicle, overcorrected and hit a tree at around 1:10 a.m. on Cherokee Trail in Easley, according to Pickens County Deputy Coroner Gary Duncan.

Duncan said Burton was not wearing a seatbelt, but was not ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident from blunt force trauma.

The incident is still being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.