Leon Davis Obituary, Death –On the evening of August 31, tragedy struck as 80-year-old Leon Davis of Hemingway, South Carolina, lost his life in a single-car accident. The incident occurred on Old Pee Dee Road, approximately 24 miles north of Georgetown. Mr. Davis was driving his Toyota sedan westward, and just before 8:30 p.m., he collided with a tree that had fallen across the road.
The Georgetown County Coroner’s Office officially identified the victim and confirmed the circumstances surrounding his passing. The accident occurred in the vicinity of Hill Drive, where the tree had been reported only minutes before to the South Carolina Department of Transportation. The fallen tree not only caused the fatal accident but had also led to a power outage in the area.
This tragic incident unfolded just one day after Tropical Storm Idalia had swept through Georgetown County, bringing with it high winds and heavy rainfall. The fallen tree serves as a stark reminder of the potential dangers and hazards that can follow in the wake of severe weather events. The South Carolina Highway Patrol has taken charge of the investigation into the accident, aiming to shed light on the exact sequence of events that led to Leon Davis’s untimely death.