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A person died in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 95, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper 1st Class Tyler Tidwell.

The crash occurred at 8 a.m. Monday on I-95 southbound, about two miles south of Santee.

A 2006 Ford F-150 was traveling south near the 94 mile marker when it ran off the left side of the road, then ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree.

The driver died of injuries sustained in the crash. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt.

There were no other occupants in the vehicle.

So far this year, 13 people have died in crashes on roads in Orangeburg County. The county had 10 deaths during the same period last year, according to figures from the S.C. Department of Public Safety.

There have been two road deaths in Calhoun County so far this year compared to one during the same period last year.

Bamberg County hasn’t had any road deaths so far this year. That’s the same as during the same period last year.

Ten people died in crashes throughout South Carolina this weekend. Two were pedestrians and three were motorcyclists who weren’t wearing helmets, according to the SCDPS.

As of May 5, 304 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 334 highway deaths during the same time period in 2018.

Of the 304 people who have died in 2019, 211 had access to seatbelts and 101 were not wearing seat belts.

Through May 5, 54 pedestrians have died compared to 50 in 2018; 21 motorcyclists have died compared to 36 in 2018; and 10 bicyclists have died compared to five in 2018 on state roads and highways.

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