Coroner IDs victim of fatal Summerville crash

Summerville Police say the crash happened at approximately 8:45 a.m. Monday.
Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 4:01 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 27, 2022 at 12:52 PM EDT
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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a fatal single-car crash in Summerville.

Vernon L. Campbell, 34, from Awendaw was found in his vehicle in a wooded area near the intersection of Trolley Road and Beverly Drive on Sunday, Dorchester County Coroner Paul Brouthers said.

Brouthers said Campbell’s time of death is unknown, but he was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:45 a.m. Monday.

Officers responded to the crash around 8:45 a.m. Monday, Lt. Chris Hirsch said. The investigation kept lanes on Old Trolley Road closed for several hours Monday.

The last lane that remained closed into the afternoon opened at approximately 4:30 p.m., nearly eight hours after the initial response.

The police department’s traffic division was working to collect evidence at the scene as they investigated the cause of the crash. Witnesses reported seeing investigators searching the woodline.