Richland County, SC (WLTX)- South Carolina Highway Patrol says one person is dead after hitting a tree in Richland County Tuesday.

The accident happened on US 378 and the intersection of Louis Le Conte road around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

According to Troopers the driver of a 2007 Hyundai SUV was traveling westbound when they drove off the side of the road, hitting a tree.

The driver was wearing a seatbelt. Troopers say the driver died at the hospital.

A name has not been released.