Coroner identifies teen killed after striking tree in Colleton Co.

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Colleton County Coroner's Office has identified the teen killed Monday night after authorities say he ran off a road and hit a tree.

Coroner Richard Harvey said 18-year-old Jason Myers, of Ruffin, was killed in the crash.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the wreck happened in Lodge, on Confederate Highway, or Highway 641, around 6:30 p.m.

Troopers say the driver ran off the road, overcorrected, and then ran off the other side of the road before striking a tree.

Harvey said Myers died from multiple traumatic injuries.  The wreck is still under investigation. 

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