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Single-vehicle crash kills Fountain Inn man

Matt Holcombe

A Fountain Inn man died Thursday night in a single-vehicle accident near his home on Highway 418.

Laurens County Deputy Coroner Robin Morse identified the victim as Matthew James Holcombe, 21, of Fountain Inn.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Hovis, the victim was driving a 2013 Toyota pickup east on Highway 418 around 10:30 p.m. when he ran off the left side of the road near Hyman Road, struck a sign and then a tree.

Holcombe, a Laurens District High graduate, was entrapped in the vehicle and extricated by mechanical means, Hovis said. He died at the scene of the accident.

Look for full details of the accident in Wednesday’s Advertiser.


  1. Joe Watson on February 7, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    What a fine young man. Our hearts are broke for this family. We love you Mike Holcombe!!! God bless you and your family during this difficult time.

    • Jacob on February 8, 2020 at 7:30 pm

      You will be missed my baseball team and I will win for you rest peacefully you threw good BP

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