Jeffery Robert Lemons, a 21-year-old ex-Chesterfield resident, was killed when he was ejected from a 2001 Honda driven by his brother, Steven Lemons, age 19.
According to reports, the two men had returned to Chesterfield to look for work.
Chesterfield Police Chief Randall Lear said the police department was investigating a burglary in the area around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, when officer Calvin Brand noticed debris scattered along the road by the Health Department on S.C. 145 N.
Searching the area, the police found the car with one light still burning. Lear said with the destruction of the automobile, it was difficult to tell if the men were wearing seat belts or not, but alcohol was definitely involved.
According to Chesterfield County Coroner Donnie Baker, Jeffery Lemons was ejected from the automobile. Cause of death was listed as blood loss due to blunt trauma to the back.
Baker said Steven Lemons had serious injuries, but was conscious and talking to medics when he was transferred from Chesterfield General Hospital via helicopter to Richland Memorial in Columbia.
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