1 dead in West Ashley car accident

WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCIV) -- One person died Thursday evening in a car accident on Sam Rittenberg Boulevard.

According to the Charleston Police Department, the accident happened around 5:40 p.m. when a driver headed towards the North Bridge area veered off the road and struck a car in the Ashley Landing Shopping Center parking lot.

The driver in the parked car was taken to a nearby hospital, but is expected to be OK, police said.

Investigators are on the scene trying to determine what caused the accident.

The deceased driver's name has not been released by the coroner's office.