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Troopers: Alcohol possible factor in fatal Beaufort County crash

By Anna Bulszewicz
Published On: May 12 2014 05:36:20 AM CDT
Updated On: May 12 2014 09:16:35 AM CDT
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BEAUFORT COUNTY -

Investigators said alcohol may have been a factor in a crash that killed a man in Beaufort County.

According to the Highway Patrol, 45-year-old David Smith died in the single-vehicle wreck, which happened at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Troopers said Smith was heading south on U.S. 17, just outside Chocowinity, when he crashed and was thrown from his vehicle.

Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash, troopers said. The investigation is ongoing.