Driver killed in Colleton County traffic accident

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WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been killed in a car accident near Walterboro.

Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey said it happened about 12:20 Wednesday morning about a mile north of town.

Harvey identified the victim as 47-year-old Walter Smith of Walterboro.

The coroner said Smith's car left the road and hit a tree. He was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the car. The cause of the accident is being investigated.

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