SCHP: Driver has been identified in the fatal accident off Hwy 17

Car Accident (Thinkstock)

UPDATE: South Carolina Highway Patrol says the driver killed in the fatal accident off Hwy 17 was 39 year-old Robert Paul Mauch of Summerville, S.C.

Mauch was killed after his vehicle went off the left side of a dirt road and ran into a small body of water on undeveloped hunting property.

The wreck was discovered Thursday. The property is located in Dorchester County, off U.S. Hwy 17-A near Cannan Road and Clubhouse Road, according to the SCHP.

The body is at the Medical University of South Carolina for autopsy.

This case is being investigated by the SC Highway Patrol and the Dorchester County Coroner’s Office.

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