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Deputies investigating fatal crash on Highway 17

Deputies investigating fatal crash on Highway 17

Deputies with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office worked the scene of a deadly crash overnight Friday into Saturday in the area of Highway 17 and Highway 174 near Adams Run.

The area was closed to traffic for an extended period of time.

Investigators with the sheriff's office say a car hydroplaned, began to spin and struck a truck traveling in the opposite direction. The driver of the car was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead by EMS at the scene. The Charleston County Coroner's Office identified the driver of the car as 28-year-old Jerell Heyward of Yonges Island.

The driver and two passengers in the truck were transported to the hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

Check back with ABC News 4 as we continue to follow this story.


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