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24-year-old dead after car hits tree in Colleton Co.

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Rescue workers on scene of the wreck. Rescue workers on scene of the wreck.
COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

A Saturday afternoon single-car accident in Colleton County has left one person dead.

Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey says 24-year-old Austin Howard of Charleston was pronounced dead on the scene. Howard died of multiple trauma.

According to Highway Patrol, the vehicle was traveling west on Bennett Point Road when it ran off the left side of the road and hit a tree around 1:13 p.m. today.

He was driving a 2000 Plymouth Neon.

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