The Oconee County Sheriff's Office Friday morning released the identity of the on the SR 10 Loop exit 20 ramp to the Oconee Connector.
The body of Joshua T. Bruner, 31, of Fortson, Ga. was discovered at the site where the GMC Suburban he'd been driving crashed into the woods off of the exit, according to authorities.
A public information officer for the Georgia State Patrol said the Suburban left the roadway and hit an embankment with its front end, struck several trees and overturned one or more times before coming to rest in the tree line on its roof facing east. Bruner was unrestrained and partially ejected during the rollover, according to the GSP.
Oconee County firemen used chainsaws to cut down trees in order to access the vehicle, during which time the exit ramp was closed.
It is unknown when the accident occurred, according to the GSP. A passerby spotted the wreckage Thursday and notified authorities around noon.