COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Colleton County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed after being ejected from his car when it struck a tree on US 15 in Colleton County early Wednesday morning.
Coroner Richard Harvey identified the victim as 47-year-old Walter Smith, of Walterboro.
According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 12:20 a.m. on US 15 North, about a mile outside of Walterboro.
Smith was driving a 1999 Chevy when it ran off the left side of the road and hit a tree, ejecting Smith. He was not wearing a seatbelt.
The collision is under investigation by the Highway Patrol.