Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A 31-year-old St. Stephen man was killed in an early morning traffic accident on March 30.
According to the Berkeley County Coroner’s Office, Raclaydran Jenkins of St. Stephen was traveling north on Mendel Rivers Road when he ran off the left side of the roadway. He struck a fire hydrant, telephone box, stop sign, overturned and ended up in a field.
Mr. Jenkins was pronounced dead on the scene by Coroner Bill Salisbury. Mr. Jenkins, who was extricated from the wreckage by emergency responders, was not wearing a seatbelt, Salisbury reported. His death has been ruled accidental with head and body trauma as the cause of death.
The Berkeley County Coroner’s Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated the accident.