Coroner: Driver in fatal crash into Florence County building identified

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A van versus building crash in Florence County left one man dead Wednesday night, troopers said.

Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken identified the victim as Nathan Hammond, 44, of Florence.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the collision occurred just after 10:20 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 52 near 1833 in Scranton, according to Master Trooper Gary Miller.

Miller said a 2005 Chevrolet van was traveling north when the driver swerved off the right side of the road and lost control. The driver then ran off the left side of the road and crashed into a building.

Hammond was the only person in the vehicle.

Incident is being investigated by South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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