Coroner identifies victim of deadly Highway 61 crash

Published: Aug. 11, 2022 at 5:02 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 11, 2022 at 4:49 PM EDT
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DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office has identified a 20-year-old man killed in a single-car crash on Highway 61 Thursday morning.

Malik Antonio Mixon, from Summerville, died at the scene after his vehicle ran off the road and hit a tree, Dorchester County Coroner Paul Brouthers said.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened around 2:30 a.m. Thursday near Middleton Place.

The crash left Highway 61 closed for several hours while investigators worked to reconstruct the crash.

Lt. Rick Carson said the road reopened around 9:30 a.m.

Dorchester County Fire, Dorchester County EMS and the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office all assisted with the crash.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office and Dorchester County Coroner’s Office are investigating.

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