CHESTER -- A Chester County man died after he lost control of his sport utility vehicle late Wednesday, officials said.
Cecil Brent Staton, 38, of 2528 Rodman Road, died from head and chest injuries, said Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker.
"He was a good fellow," brother-in-law Scott Thompson said about Staton, a mechanic. "He was a very generous guy."
Staton, a father of two, was on his way home when the wreck happened around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday. Staton was traveling west along S.C. 9 when his SUV ran off the road, struck a culvert and overturned, said Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin of the S.C. Highway Patrol.
"The vehicle rolled into some thick brush," he said. "That's why it wasn't visible."
Staton, who did not wear a seat belt, was ejected, Gaskin said. Alcohol is believed to be a factor, he said.
On Thursday morning, an emergency medical service employee discovered Staton's body, Tinker said. A toxicology test was completed Thursday.
Wayne Gregory has known Staton since the two graduated in 1988 from Rock Hill High School. "He would help anybody who needed help," he said.