Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual involved in a fatal single-vehicle accident that occurred in the 5800 block of Fairview Road, situated in the Batesburg area of Lexington County. The incident took place at approximately 12:30 am on December 10, casting a shadow over the community.
The deceased has been identified as Anthony Davon Leaphart, a 46-year-old resident of Leesville. According to reports, Leaphart was traveling eastbound on Fairview Road when his vehicle abruptly left the right side of the roadway, colliding with a tree. Despite the prompt response from emergency services, Leaphart, who was not wearing a seatbelt, succumbed to the injuries sustained in the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Lexington County Coroner’s Office, is actively investigating the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident. The focus of the ongoing investigation is to shed light on the factors that led to the accident and to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the events that transpired.