Fatal accident in the Richland Community

A 9 o’clock hour single-vehicle accident this morning has taken a life in Oconee County.  At the scene, Coroner Karl Addis, along with the highway patrol, has begun an investigation.  The accident was reported on two-lane Richland Road at Hickory Nut Drive, not far from the Oconee Country Club. From what Addis learned at first, it appears the vehicle left the road on the left side, hit guardail, and brought down a tree onto the vehicle.  A nearby resident, Steve Wright, said he was awakened by a “powerful sound” and he immediately walked down the hill from his home to investigate what happened.