Driver Dies in Fatal Crash on I-26

One person was killed following an accident on I-26

(WLTX) -- One person died in a fatal accident after crashing into a tree on Interstate 26, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The Richland County Coroner's Office identified the driver as 21-year-old Darryl Johnson, 21. He died from blunt head trauma.

Troopers say the incident happened at 5:00 a.m. near mile marker 99. Johnson was driving east on the interstate in a 2008 Infinity. He ran off the left side of the roadway, overcorrected and stuck a tree on the right side of the highway. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt. 

This collision remains under investigation. 


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