Coroner identifies man killed in wreck outside Walterboro

Published: Feb. 15, 2012 at 12:49 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 15, 2012 at 9:05 PM EST
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COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Colleton County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed after being ejected from his car when it struck a tree on US 15 in Colleton County early Wednesday morning.

Coroner Richard Harvey identified the victim as 47-year-old Walter Smith, of Walterboro.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 12:20 a.m. on US 15 North, about a mile outside of Walterboro.

Smith was driving a 1999 Chevy when it ran off the left side of the road and hit a tree, ejecting Smith. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

The collision is under investigation by the Highway Patrol.

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