Man dies after being ejected from car during high-speed crash, five others injured

Colleton County News

SMOAKS, S.C. (WCBD) – Colleton County Fire-Rescue officials said a man was killed after he was ejected from a vehicle during a high-speed crash Wednesday afternoon.

It happened just before 6:30 p.m. along US Highway 21 (Low County Highway) in Smoaks.

According to the department, a Toyota Sequoia traveling northbound lost control in a curve near the center of town and flipped over several times before coming to rest on its roof in a yard.

The driver was reportedly thrown about 50-feet from the car and was found lifeless when fire-paramedics arrived minutes later.

Officials said he was not wearing a seatbelt.

Five other people were injured in the crash. Two of the passengers were transported to the trauma center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston while the remaining three were taken to Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.

Traffic on Lowcountry Hwy was blocked for about two hours while crews worked the scene.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Colleton County Coroner’s Office are investigating the crash.

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