Clarendon businessman killed in single-vehicle wreck Friday morning


MANNING — A 72-year-old Clarendon County businessman was killed early Friday morning in a single-vehicle wreck on S.C. 260.

"Thomas Finley Coffey Sr. died at the scene from head trauma around 6:35 a.m.,” Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock said.

Coffey who was known affectionately as "Fin" to his family, friends and customers was the owner of Rigby Oil Co.

According to Lance Cpl. Matt Southern with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Coffey was traveling (north) on S.C. 260 when the vehicle he was driving, a 2002 GMC SUV, ran off the left side of the road striking a culvert and then a tree. Southern said that Coffey was not wearing a seatbelt.

The wreck is under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Southern added.

Funeral services for Coffey will be held at 3 p.m. Jan. 7 at Manning United Methodist Church with burial following the service at the Manning Cemetery.