SCHP: Motorist dead after striking 2 trees

S. C. Highway Patrol reported a fatal single-vehicle collision in Colleton County Wednesday evening. At 7:15 p. m. on Ritter Road near U. S. 17-A, a motorist struck a tree in the roadway, police said. The driver overcorrected afterward and ran off the road, striking another tree. A Highway Patrol spokesperson said a tree fell down into the roadway. The driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene. This incident is under investigation.

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