One dead following single vehicle accident in Beaufort Co.

Updated: Jul. 15, 2018 at 5:05 PM EDT
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BEAFORT COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A fatal accident has occurred off of Buckwalter Parkway in Beaufort County, early Sunday morning.

At 3:13 a.m., the driver of a 2015 BMW ran off the road, striking a tree, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol spokesperson Cpl. Matt Southern.

The driver ran off the left side of the road, overcorrected and ran off the right side of the road where he hit the tree and died, Southern said. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt.

A passenger sustained injuries and was transported to a Savannah Memorial Hospital. The passenger was wearing a seat belt, Southern said.

The accident is under investigation by the SCHP.

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