KIAWAH ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal crash that occurred early Friday morning on Kiawah Island.
Authorities say the accident happened around 2 a.m. on Kiawah Island Parkway near Oyster Rake Road.
According to deputies a jeep was traveling west on Kiawah Island Parkway at a high rate of speed, when it left the road. The driver over corrected and came back across the road in the eastbound lane and drove off the left side of the road and hit a tree, deputies say.
The Charleston County Coroner's office has identified victim as John Bradford Cooper, 22, of Folly Beach.
A spokesman from the Sheriff's Office says, Cooper died at the scene of the crash and was the only occupant in the vehicle.
The Charleston County Sheriff's Office Traffic Division and the Coroner's office are investigating the accident.