Driver killed, four children survive in car accident

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol says the driver of an SUV was killed following an accident in Colleton County Monday morning.

Four children were also in the vehicle and authorities say they were not wearing seatbelts. The children in the accident a 1-year-old girl, 6-year-old girl, 5-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy were transported to Colleton County Hospital.

The accident happened on Cayce Road and Willow Swamp Road.

According to authorities, the SUV was traveling on Cayce Road when the driver ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned into several trees.

The highway patrol is continuing the investigation.

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