Coroner identifies victim in single-car accident on Johns Island

Published: Aug. 29, 2015 at 8:03 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 29, 2015 at 9:26 PM EDT
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JOHNS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner has identified the victim in a single-car accident in Johns Island Saturday morning as Damian Andres Pintos Gomez of North Charleston.

Deputies say Gomez lost control of the vehicle while rounding a curve on Main Road near Mary Ann Point.

His red Nissan collided with a tree in the wood line and caught fire, authorities say.

St. Johns Fire responded, according to reports. Emergency medical personnel pronounced the driver dead at the scene. It is unknown if the driver had been wearing a seatbelt.

Officials say Pintos was the only occupant of the vehicle.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office Traffic Division is currently investigating the cause of the accident.

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