1 dead after car strikes tree on Kiawah Island Sunday night

Charleston County News

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash that happened Sunday night on Kiawah Island.

According to Capt. Roger Antonio with CCSO, the single-car crash occurred on Governors Drive just before 9:00 p.m.

Deputies say the vehicle was traveling on Governors Drive near Berksire Hall when it left the roadway and struck a tree.

The driver, who was the only occupant, was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries. They were later pronounced deceased from injuries sustained in the crash.

Chief Deputy Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal identified the driver as Michael Walsh, 60, from Connecticut.

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