Victim in fatal Walterboro car accident identified

WALTERBORO, SC (WCSC) - The Colleton County Coroner's Office says 58-year-old Eddie Smalls of Ravenel was killed following an accident in Walterboro this past weekend.

Officials with the Colleton County Fire and Rescue Department say the accident happened Sunday afternoon and involved a Chevrolet Impala.

According to emergency officials, the car dropped off of the right shoulder in a curve on Cooks Hill Road approximately 1.6 miles south of Poor Farm Road.

Authorities say the car over corrected as it came back on the roadway, spun around backwards and struck several pine trees on the side of the road.

Emergency officials say the unrestrained driver suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was found deceased at the scene.

Firefighters used rescue tools to force open the passenger side rear door to free the driver.

Traffic on the road was closed for several hours while the Highway Patrol and coroner's office conducted their investigations of the crash.

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