Driver killed north of Hartsville early Sunday

HARTSVILLE, SC (WBTW) – The SC Highway Patrol reported a driver was killed in a crash in Darlington County early Sunday morning.

Coroner Todd Hardee said the driver who died was Raymond Paquette, 51, of Hartsville.

Lance Cpl. David Jones said the Paquette was driving a Ford Ranger pick-up truck on Ruby Road about two miles north of Hartsville at about 3:30 a.m. The truck ran off the left side of the road, and the Paquette over-corrected, sending the truck off the right side of the road where it overturned in a ditch, Jones explained. Paquette was wearing a seatbelt, Jones said.

Hardee pronounced Paquette dead at the scene.