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One person left dead in single-car I-77 crash near Fort Mill, officials say

One person died in a single-car crash that shut down one lane of Interstate 77 between Fort Mill and the North Carolina state line, officials said.

Lance Corporal Gary Miller with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the person who died was the driver of a 2000 Toyota Avalon. There were no passengers in the car, and no other cars involved in the crash, Miller said.

The person has not yet been identified by York County Coroner’s Office.

The incident happened near the Gold Hill Road exit at mile marker 88 southbound, according to S.C. Highway Patrol’s website.

Miller said the car went off the right side of the highway, overturned and struck a tree. The driver was not wearing a seat belt, and was ejected from the car, he said.

The right lane of the highway was blocked after the crash, officials said. It is unclear if the lane will re-open before the southbound afternoon commute from Charlotte and Mecklenburg County to York County begins.

The incident was reported around 1:15 p.m. Monday.

Flint Hill Fire Department crews responded to the scene, along with troopers and other emergency officials. York County Sheriff’s Office deputies also responded, sheriff’s office spokesperson Trent Faris said.

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