Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Officials from the South Carolina Highway Patrol say a Columbia man died Saturday after he struck a tree.
According to Trooper Brent Kelly, 68-year-old James Mitchell was driving on the 500 block of Skyland Drive around 5:00pm when he lost control of his vehicle.
Kelly says Mitchell ran off the right side of the road striking a mailbox and then swerved over to the left side of the road where he struck a tree.
Coroner Gary Watts says the victim was not wearing a seat belt and died on the scene due to trauma associated with the collision.
Highway Patrol continues to investigate the accident.