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One killed, child injured in car accident in Dorchester County

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Authorities with the South Carolina Highway Patrol says one person died and a child was injured following an accident in Ridgeville Friday night.

According to the SCHP, the accident happened on Highway 61 in Dorchester County at 6:10 p.m. when a car ran off the side of the road and struck a tree.

Investigators say the driver was killed in the crash, and was not wearing a seatbelt. A 10-year-old passenger was wearing a seatbelt and was taken to MUSC with their condition unknown.

The crash remains under investigation by the SCHP. Troopers say it was raining at the time of the wreck.

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