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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to an accident that occurred right before the Bluff Road exit on I-77 Southbound.

Officials say that just after 12:30 PM on Saturday a 1997 Jeep Cherokee ran off the right side of the road into a tree.

The driver was airlifted to Palmetto Health Richland.

Troopers say he was wearing his seat belt.

I-77 Southbound was shut down temporarily to allow the helicopter to land.

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