A 29-year-old Bluffton, South Carolina, man was fatally struck at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16 by a wrong-way driver, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. A young child riding with him in his vehicle was injured.
The crash occurred on S.C. 170 near the Bluffton Parkway intersection. The victim was driving eastbound when he was hit by a vehicle driving westbound in his lane, according to authorities. Even though he was wearing a seat belt, he was declared dead at the accident scene shortly after midnight.