CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Four people were killed and another injured when their vehicle ran off Riverland Road and struck a tree early Saturday morning.
According to the Charleston Police Department, a 2010 Cadillac SUV was traveling south on Riverland Drive near George Griffith Blvd. when the crash happened around 1:23 a.m.
Five people were in the vehicle at the time. Four were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected in the crash.
Five people were in the vehicle; four of the individuals were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected, and suffered deadly injuries.
The driver was also unrestrained but remained inside the vehicle. They were taken to the Medical University of South Carolina for treatment of serious injuries.
Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal later identified the four victims as 29-year-old Earl Hamilton Jr., 27-year-old James Hamilton, 26-year-old Mitchell Watson, and 29-year-old Tyler Barron.
Officers say there is no indication that any other vehicles were involved in the collision. Riverland Dr. was closed for multiple hours while MAIT investigated the scene. Roads reopened around 8 a.m.
The Charleston Police Department Major Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating. No charges have been filed at this time.
Anyone with information that may be important to this investigation is asked to contact the Charleston Police Department Traffic Unit at (843) 965-4084.