One person killed after car strikes tree, catches on fire in York County
The crash happened on Smithford Road after the car ran off the roadway.
YORK COUNTY, S.C. (WBTV) - One person was killed after the vehicle they were driving ran off the road, struck a tree and became engulfed in flames on Friday evening in York County.
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 5:19 p.m. on Smithford Road near Hickory Grove.
The vehicle, a 2007 Ford Escape, was traveling east on Smithford Road when it ran off the right side of the road.
After leaving the vehicle hit a tree and became engulfed in flames.
The driver, identified as 82-year-old Julius Tallent, was the only person in the car and was killed.
Troopers say the incident remains under investigation.
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