Victim Identified in fatal car accident in Colleton County

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - One person was killed early Saturday morning after their car crashed into a tree on Wood Road in Colleton County.

The Colleton County Coroner's office says 29-year-old Cornelius Terrell Irvin of Walterboro was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say Irvin was not wearing a seat belt and died from head injuries sustained in the crash.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says Irvin was traveling southbound in his 2009 Chevy Malibu on SC-303 when he tried to make a left turn on Wood Road. He lost control while turning and ran off the highway and crashed into a tree.

The accident is under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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