Coroner identifies victim in Berkeley Co. wreck

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Berkeley County Coroner's Office has identified the motorist who died early Saturday morning after a single-vehicle crash in Berkeley County as 34-year-old Keith Richardson of Ridgeville.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the collision happened around 2:18 a.m., when the driver of a 99 Mazda was traveling north on Nash Road, off Highway 176 several miles north of Ridgeville.

Troopers said the Mazda ran off the roadway and crashed into a tree, killing Richardson, who was not wearing a seatbelt.

Salisbury says Richardson was pronounced dead at the scene. His death has been ruled an accident caused by blunt force body trauma.

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