Coroner: Man dies after single-car wreck in Awendaw

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AWENDAW, SC (WCSC) - Officials at the Charleston County Coroner's Office say the man seriously injured in a single-car wreck on Highway 17 died Sunday evening.

The victim was identified as 54-year-old McClellanville native Charles Melbert.

According to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, the single-vehicle accident occurred around 12:20 p.m. in the area of Steed Creek Road.  One lane of southbound traffic on Highway 17 was shut down for a few hours while deputies investigated the crash.

Authorities say Melbert was trapped in the vehicle after it overturned in the wood line of Highway 17.  Melbert died at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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