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One killed, one injured in I-26 accident

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A Florida man was killed in an accident on Interstate 26 Friday night that also sent a woman to the hospital. Officials with the South Carolina Highway Patrol say 23-year-old Vincent Santolla of Tallahassee, Florida swerved off the highway at the 190 mile-marker, just a few miles away from the Ridgeville exit.

Authorities say his Ford Explorer went into the median and hit a tree. Rescue officials pulled Santolla out of the sSUV but the Berkeley County Coroner says he died at the scene from his injuries.

Authorities say a female passenger also in the vehicle was taken to M.U.S.C., but her condition is not known.

Authorities say both people were wearing seat belts at the times of the accident. The crash is still under investigation.

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