Authorities identifies Summerville man killed on Highway 61

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Authorities have identified a man who died in a car accident on Highway 61 near Summerville.

The Dorchester County Coroner's Office says 39-year-old Nathan Matthew Jewel of Summerville was killed when his vehicle skidded off the roadway and struck two trees.

Lance Corporal Matt Southern says the accident happened just after midnight on Highway 61 near O'Sullivan Lane. That's about 1.5 miles away from the intersection of Highway 61 and Bacons Bridge Road.

Southern says the driver of a 2005 Volvo was traveling northbound when they ran off the left side of the road and hit a tree.

The driver, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported to Summerville Medical Center, where the person died.

The Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the crash.

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