COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating following a deadly crash, Tuesday morning.
According to Colleton County Fire-Rescue, a passing motorist spotted an overturned Ford Focus in a wooded area in the 100 block of Lowcountry Highway just north of Hendersonville Highway. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived to find the victim near the car with no signs of life.
“The engine on the vehicle was cold, indicating the accident happened much earlier in the morning or sometimes the previous evening,” according to officials.
A preliminary investigation suggests the driver, a Florida woman, was traveling at a high rate of speed, southbound on Lowcountry Hwy and failed to negotiate a curve.