Driver killed in SUV crash in Moncks Corner

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCIV) -- The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that happened Monday morning.

According to SCHP Trooper Bridget Wyant, the crash occurred around 8:40 a.m. on US 176 near Cooper Store Road in Moncks Corner.

Trooper Wyant said a 2000 Chevy SUV was traveling west on US 176 and exited the roadway to the right, overcorrected, crossed back over roadway and exited the roadway on the left. The SUV ran off the road, struck a tree and the vehicle overturned.

The driver was not wearing a seatbelt, was killed and had to be extricated from the SUV, Wyant said.

The coroner's office will identify the driver after the family has been notified.