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Motor coach driver dead following I-95 accident in Colleton Co.

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COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says the driver of a motor coach died in an accident on Interstate 95 in Colleton County on Tuesday.

The Colleton County Coroner's Office says 70-year-old Alfred Kristensen of Jacksonville, Fla. died from injuries from the crash.

According to authorities, the incident happened near mile marker 62 at 12:16 p.m. when Kristensen lost control of a motor coach, went into the median, and struck some trees.

Authorities say Kristensen was wearing a seatbelt.

A 71-year-old female passenger was taken to Colleton Medical Center, but her condition is unknown.

The investigation is ongoing. The accident closed southbound lanes on I-95 for several hours.

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