Single-vehicle crash on I-26 in Berkeley Co. kills one

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - One person is dead after an early morning crash in Berkeley County according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Berkeley County Coroner William Salisbury identified the victim as Willie Lamont James.

SCHP Lance Cpl. Matt Southern says James was westbound on I-26 at mile marker 1871/2  at 2:47 a.m. when the crash occurred.

The car ran off the roadway and hit a tree, pinning James in the vehicle, according to Salisbury.

The vehicle burst into flames after the crash. It is unknown if James was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. The investigation by SCHP remains ongoing.

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