UPDATE: The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office told News 3 the driver, 61-year-old Pressana Grant died on scene on Nov. 1 around 3 p.m. on Bluffton Parkway near Burnt Church Road.
The accident left the parkway closed for several hours.
Deputies say Grant was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes, ran off the road and hit a tree.
UPDATE: Authorities say the westbound lanes of Bluffton Parkway have reopened following a deadly crash earlier this afternoon. South Carolina Highway Patrol officials report the accident happened just after 3PM near Burnt Church Road.
We’re told the driver of a 2004 Cadillac was travelling eastbound in the westbound lanes of traffic. The car swerved off the roadway and struck a tree. The vehicle sustained heavy damage and caught fire. The driver was the only occupant and was found dead at the scene.
The name of the victim is being withheld pending family notification.
Beaufort County (WSAV) – The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is currently on scene of a deadly single vehicle accident on Bluffton Parklway. We’re told it happened about 3:15 PM. The westbound lanes of Bluffton Parkway near the Beaufort County Government Complex (4800 block) are currently shutdown and will remain closed until further notice.
South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers is conducting an investigation on the cause of the crash.
News 3 has a crew of the way to the scene. We will provide more information as it becomes available.