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Identities of 2 killed in Chester crash released

Emergency crews are on the scene of a deadly crash Thursday in Chester County.
Emergency crews are on the scene of a deadly crash Thursday in Chester County. courtesy of WSOC-TV

Two men died Thursday after being ejected from their 1930s coupe when it left the roadway, struck a pole and overturned, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Tillman “Doc” Crouch Jr., age 65, and James Lenord “Red” Crowl, age 70, both died of blunt force trauma, Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker said. No autopsy will be performed, he said, and toxicology test results indicated that alcohol was not a factor.

The wreck happened around 11 a.m.

Tillman was driving the 1937 Ford north on S.C. 909, about four miles north of Chester, when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to exit the roadway, said Lance Cpl. Gary Miller with the S.C. Highway Patrol. The car hit a pole and overturned.

Tinker said both men, neither of whom were wearing a seat belt, were ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene.

Teddy Kulmala •  803-329-4082

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