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Sharon man dies in single-car wreck

SHARON -- A Sharon man died Friday night when his pickup truck struck an embankment and overturned during a single-vehicle collision, officials said.

Paul Stuart Gourley, 30, of Ramsey Road died Friday from injuries he received from the collision, York County interim coroner Sabrina Gast said.

No autopsy is planned; however, a toxicology test was completed, Gast said. Results are expected within six to eight weeks, she said.

Around 11:40 p.m. Friday, Gourley traveled south during rainy weather in a 2003 Toyota pickup truck along Beersheba Road about 3 miles north of Sharon. His pickup truck went off the right side of the road, struck an embankment and overturned, said Lance Cpl. Josef Robinson of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Gourley, who wore a seat belt, died at the scene, Robinson said.

Officials said the posted speed limit for the area is 45 mph.

The wreck remains under investigation.

So far this year, four people have lost their lives on roads in Chester County, and another 10 people died on York County roads, Cpl. Bryan McDougald of the S.C. Highway Patrol said.

Through Thursday, 230 people have died while traveling South Carolina roads, according to the state highway public safety office. During the same time last year, 236 people lost their lives on state roads.

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