Man dies in Ashton Road wreck
by The Press and Standard | November 14, 2019 5:00 pm
Last Updated: November 13, 2019 at 11:27 am
A man was killed at 11:35 a.m. Monday on Ashton Road near Buckner Road in the Islandton area.
According to S.C. Highway Patrol, the driver of a 2000 Dodge Durango SUV was traveling south on Ashton Road when he went off the right side of the roadway.
The vehicle then struck a culvert, overturned and caught fire. The driver was partially ejected from the SUV, which was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived. Firefighter-paramedics extinguished the fire and freed the driver.
Colleton County Chief Deputy Coroner Richard Carter pronounced the driver dead at the scene. He said an autopsy has been ordered. The results of the autopsy, he explained, should help him formally identify the deceased and the cause of death.
The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.