Charleston man dies in Cottageville accident

Charleston man dies in Cottageville accident

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Emergency officials say a Charleston man is dead following a car accident in Cottageville Thursday night.

According to Colleton Fire and Rescue officials, the man's car may have hit an animal before striking a tree on Peirce Road and Red Oak Road

The driver was found unconscious and not breathing by another motorist, who called 911 just before 9:30 p.m., Colleton County Fire Chief Barry W. McRoy said. Officials say they don't know how long the victim had been there before someone drove up.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Colleton County Coroner's Office are investigating the crash.

The Colleton County Coroner has not yet identified the victim.

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