CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Deputies closed Maybank Highway Saturday morning following a crash that left one dead and one injured on Wadmalaw Island.

According to Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of an SUV suffered a medical emergency while driving, causing the vehicle to veer off the road and hit a tree.

The driver died at the scene.

A passenger was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

The crash happened around 8:30 a.m.

Deputies closed the road for several hours while CCSO’s Traffic Services Unit investigated.

CCSO reopened the road at 12:30 p.m.

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