1 person dies in head-on collision with 18-wheeler

AWENDAW, S.C. (WCIV) - One person died early Sunday morning in a car accident on Highway 17 in Awendaw.

According to Charleston County deputies, the crash happened around 3 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 17 and Guerins Bridge Road. Deputies say the driver of a white Lincoln Continental collided head-on with a tanker truck.

The driver of the car died at the scene. She was not wearing a seatbelt, deputies said.

Charleston County deputies and the coroner's office are investigating the accident. The coroner's office identified the driver as 34-year-old Monica Bailey, of Awendaw.

Deputies said the driver of the tanker truck did not suffer any injuries.