Coroner identifies victim in fatal Hwy 174 wreck

Emergency officials on scene.
Emergency officials on scene.

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner's Office has identified the victim involved in a fatal Thursday morning car accident along Highway 174.

Emergency crews removed an overturned vehicle from a marsh near Edisto Island after finding a body inside it. The coroner says 27-year-old Thyler Gregory of West Ashley died at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash.

Charleston County Sheriff's Office Major Jim Brady said deputies and Charleston County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad members responded to the area of Highway 174 and White Point Road around 7 a.m. after receiving reports of an overturned vehicle in the marsh.

Brady said they found Gregory entrapped in the vehicle.  Crews thoroughly searched the area but found no other victims.

One lane of Highway 174 had been shut down for much of the morning.

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