Man killed in Liberty single-car accident

LIBERTY — A single-vehicle wreck claimed the first Pickens County traffic fatality of 2014 last week in Liberty.

The accident happened in the early morning hours of Jan. 8 on S.C. Highway 93, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley said 22-year-old Armantia Asaad Wright of Piedmont was pronounced dead at the scene from blunt force trauma. Wright was not wearing a seat belt and was the only occupant of the vehicle, Kelley said.

The accident is still being investigated by highway patrol officers, who said Wright’s vehicle was traveling north when he lost control and ran off the left side of the road, striking a tree.