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Darlington man killed in crash
DARLINGTON - Police say a Darlington man died after crashing his SUV about three miles north of the city early Friday, Sept. 13.

Jay J. Schwartz, 33, was southbound on County F near Furnace Hill Road in Willow Springs Township when he lost control of his 2011 Chevy SUV and went off the right-hand side of the road, according to a news release from Chief Deputy John Reichling of the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department.

Schwartz then swerved onto the road again before veering back into the right-hand shoulder. The SUV rolled at least once before coming to rest on its wheels.

A 911 caller at 12:38 a.m. reported the crash.

Schwartz was pronounced dead at the scene by Lafayette County Coroner Virginia Douglas. He was not wearing a seatbelt. His SUV sustained moderate damage.

Deputies were assisted in the crash investigation by Rural Medical Ambulance, the Darlington Fire Department and Darlington police.

Reichling did not specify contributing factors in the crash.

This is Lafayette County's third traffic fatality of 2013, he said.