Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) One person is dead after a traffic accident in Orangeburg.

According to SC Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins the accident occurred around 5:30 PM on Wednesday on US 176.

A 1998 Honda was traveling on US 176 near Holly Hill when it ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.