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Man killed in head-on collision

One person is dead after two cars collided head-on Monday on S.C. 9 about 12 miles west of Chester.

Jonathan Michael Yarborough, 30, of Daffodil Lane in Chester died at about 2:30 p.m. after being ejected from the 2001 Jeep Wrangler he was driving.

Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker said Yarborough died from head injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Yarborough's car collided head-on with a 1992 Dodge.

Both the driver and the passenger in the second vehicle were taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center to be treated for injuries, according to the state Highway Patrol. Their conditions were not immediately available, but both were wearing seat belts.

Yarborough's wife, Amy Yarborough, said Jonathan was on his way home from Lockhart when the wreck happened.

She said her husband was a caring person who loved fishing, playing pool and being outdoors.

"He was upbeat," she said. "He'd tell you what he thought. He didn't care what people said about him. He was just an upbeat, outgoing person."

The couple doesn't have any children, but Amy Yarborough said they wanted to have one.

Yarborough wasn't currently working, but he used to work at Springs Industries' Katherine Plant in Chester, his wife said.

"He would do anything for anybody," she said.

Yarborough is survived by his wife, his father, Johnny, and his brother, Lee.

Funeral arrangements have not been finalized.

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