RICHLAND COUNTY, SC - (WLTX) -- Several people were transported to an area hospital after a collision near Monticello Road Saturday, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Troopers say the crash happened at 8:18 p.m. on Winterwood Road. The Richland County coroner identifies the driver as Charles Cullen, 33, from Eastover. Cullen was driving a 1994 Toyota and ran off the left side of the road striking a tree.
The driver sustained fatal injuries and two passengers were transported to a local hospital with injuries. No occupants in the vehicle were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. An autopsy reports indicates that Cullen's cause of death was due to an aortic tear.
This collision remains under investigation.