A driver was killed in a single-car crash around 5 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 26 outside Columbia, the S.C. Highway Patrol reported.
Darryl Devante Johnson, 21, was driving the vehicle that left the road and struck a tree, said Richland County Coroner Gary Watts, adding Johnson died at the scene as a result of blunt head trauma.
Johnson, a Columbia resident, was traveling eastbound just past the 99 mile marker when his car, a 2008 Infiniti, ran off the left side of the road and the driver overcorrected, said Sgt. Bob Beres of the S.C. Highway Patrol, adding the vehicle then “went back across to the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.”
The driver wasn’t wearing a seat belt, Beres said.
The Highway Patrol is investigating.