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Driver killed after hitting tree on Johns Island

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) – Charleston County deputies are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left one person dead Sunday afternoon.

The sheriff’s office responded to River Road near Brownswood Road after 4:30 p.m.

A Chevrolet truck drove off the right side of the road and hit a tree, according to the spokesperson Andrew Knapp.

The driver of the truck died at the scene.

All lanes of River Road were closed while deputies investigated. The road was reopened around 6:30 p.m.

The sheriff’s office’s Traffic Services Unit is investigating the crash.

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has not yet released the name of the victim.