Driver killed following car accident near St. George

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say the driver of an SUV was killed following an early Friday morning accident in Dorchester County.

The Dorchester County Coroner's Office says 21-year-old Harold James Jennings Jr. died following an accident near St. George.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says the accident happened in the area of Highway 15, north of St. George around 5:55 a.m.

According to authorities, a 1998 Toyota SUV ran off the side of the roadway, overturned and ejected Jennings, who was driving the vehicle. Coroner Chris Nisbet says it appeared Jennings was traveling too fast for a curve which caused the vehicle to leave the roadway.

SCHP officials say the driver was not wearing a seatbelt.

Emergency crews transported Jennings to MUSC where he was pronounced dead from blunt force trauma.

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