The passenger of a car was killed and the driver injured Saturday after a crash on I-77 in Chester County, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker has not identified the deceased passenger.
The wreck occurred at 11:40 a.m. on I-77 north, about four-and-a-half miles north of Richburg, said South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Hovis.
The driver ran off the right side of the road, hit a construction sign and ran into a tree, Hovis said. The driver was wearing a seatbelt and had to be extracted from the car, he said. The driver was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
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The passenger, who died at the scene, was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle, Hovis said.
The highway patrol is investigating the wreck, Hovis said, and charges against the driver are pending.
Tracy Kimball: 803-329-4072