JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Police Department is investigating a fatal collision that happened on Maybank Highway early Monday morning.
Deputy Coroner Brittney Martin stated that Richard Archie Glover, an 81-year-old from Johns Island. Glover was the retrained driver who died as a result of blunt force trauma due to the collision, Martin stated.
Glover was pronounced dead on the scene at 5:47 a.m.
The crash happened just after 5:30 a.m. near Fenwick Hall Alley and resulted in the stretch of highway being shut down for several hours.
According to Lt. Kristy McFadden with the Charleston Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team, a 2017 Ford Transit van was traveling West on Maybank Highway when it struck a 2005 Chevrolet sedan which was traveling East on Maybank Highway.
Lt. McFadden said the driver of the Ford was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, but the driver of the Chevrolet sedan was pronounced deceased on scene.
The Charleston County Coroner’s Office will release the name of the deceased driver later.
The cause of the collision remains under investigation.