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Victim identified in deadly Friday wreck on Hwy. 78 at Von Ohsen Road

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Charleston County's Coroner's Office has identified the person who died Friday from injuries suffered in a wreck on Highway 78 in Ladson.

The coroner's office says John Priest, Jr., 48, of Goose Creek, died at a local hospital following the wreck.

Priest was the passenger in a car that authorities say collided with an 18-wheeler near Hwy. 78's intersection with Von Ohsen Road shortly after 5 p.m. Friday.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says a car hit the undercarriage of the 18-wheeler. The cause of the wreck is under investigation by the CCSO.

The driver of the car also was injured in the wreck, officials say.

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