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For the second time in a week, a Lancaster resident was killed in a car accident.
Tony Jordan, 44, died during the early morning hours on Feb. 12 after his car ran off Springdale Road. Jordan suffered blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead on the scene, said deputy coroner Shannon Evans.
Evans wasn't sure of Jordan's permanent address, but said he has several family members who live in Lancaster.
Jordan was traveling in a 2005 four-door Saturn north on Springdale Road, about a tenth of a mile south of Lancaster, when the accident happened at about 12:55 a.m., said Trooper Billy Elder with the S.C. Highway Patrol.
Elder said Jordan's car ran off the right side of the road, hit a fence and a utility pole and then overturned, ending up on Brooklyn Avenue. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the car, he said.
Jordan was the only person in the car and there were no other cars involved, Elder said.
“We're still investigating this now,” Elder said. “But speed is believed to be a factor.”
This is the second car accident within a week resulting in the death of a Lancaster resident. Dennis Brewer, 54, also of Lancaster, died Feb. 5 after his car drove off the side of Springdale Extension and hit two trees. Brewer also died from blunt force trauma.