Coroner identifies victim killed in single-vehicle crash in West Ashley

VIDEO: Single-vehicle accident crash kills driver in West Ashley

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a rollover crash Tuesday on Ashley River Road in West Ashley.

Robert Evans, 81, died at the scene as a result of injuries in the crash, according to Charleston County Deputy Coroner Brittney Martin.

Deputies responded to the single-vehicle crash at approximately 11:40 a.m. Tuesday on Ashley River Road near Pierpont Avenue. The driver of a van, who was the only person in the vehicle, drove off the roadway and struck a tree, Charleston County Sheriff’s Capt. Roger Antonio said.

The crash shut down Highway 61 in both directions between Woodland Road and Pierpont Avenue for nearly two hours, forcing deputies reroute traffic, he said.

The roadway reopened shortly before 1:46 p.m., he said.

Deputies are investigating what led to the crash.

Anybody with information is asked to call the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office at 843-202-1700.

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