WALTERBORO, S.C. (WCBD) – A man has died after being ejected from an SUV during a crash Wednesday evening.
Colleton County Fire Rescue said the single-vehicle crash happened just before 12:00 a.m. on Sidneys Road in Walterboro.
Officials say the driver was traveling southbound in a 2008 Mercury Mariner when he ran a curve and struck a tree.
The crash caused heavy damage to the vehicle and the driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the SUV and found unconscious in a ditch near the front of the vehicle when emergency crews arrived.
Fire Rescue officials said the man suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was transported to Trident Medical Center for treatment. They said he did not survive his injuries.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.