Coroner identifies man killed in single-vehicle crash in Dorchester County

Coroner identifies man killed in single-vehicle crash in Dorchester County
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says one person died late Thursday night in a crash. (Source: Live 5)

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office says a Ridgeville man died late Thursday night in a crash on Highway 61.

Ronald Lee Wiggins, Jr., 44, died at the scene of the crash, Coroner Paul Brouthers said.

The crash happened at approximately 11:25 p.m. on Highway 61 near Hunter Haven Boulevard, South Carolina Highway Patrol Master Trooper David Jones said.

Troopers say Wiggins, the driver of a 2002 GMC SUV, was driving south on Highway 61 when the vehicle went off the left side of the roadway, he over-corrected, then went off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.

Wiggins wearing a seat belt and died at the scene, Jones said.

The crash remains under investigation, Jones said.

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