Lexington County, SC (WLTX) - One person is dead following a fatal collision in Lexington County Saturday night.
The incident happened just after 7 p.m. in the eastbound lanes near the 58 mile marker, close to the Highway 378 exit.
At the time of the collision, that stretch of road was down to one lane of traffic due to ongoing road construction in the area. According to state troopers, the driver of an Acura attempted to pass other cars using the emergency lane. The driver lost control of his car, however, and the vehicle overturned multiple times.
The passenger in the car was ejected, and died at the scene. That person has not yet been identified.
Troopers say the driver was taken to the hospital for his injuries.
Traffic was backed up for hours at that location.