Driver killed in late-night accident on Hilton Head Island

January 4, 2013 

A 36-year-old Hilton Head Island man was killed late Thursday after losing control and being thrown from a pick-up truck.

The wreck happened shortly before midnight on Wild Horse Road, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Louis G. Mull lost control while heading north on Wild Horse Road. The truck flipped in the road at least three timers, according to Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen. Mull, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected, according to Highway Patrol Senior Trooper Bridget Wyant.

Mull was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Allen.

A male passenger who did not provide his name to the Highway Patrol refused medical treatment and left the scene, Allen added.

The wreck is still under investigation by the Highway Patrol, but speed was likely a factor, according to Allen and Wyant.

Wyant said Mull was driving faster than the posted speed limit, but did not know exactly how fast he was going.

He said it appeared the truck went off the right side of the road, and Mull over-corrected. The 2005 Toyota began rolling near Sunday Ford Drive before coming to rest on its driver's side on the opposite side of the road near Bligen Lane.

Allen said an autopsy was scheduled for today at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Information about funeral arrangements were not available Friday morning.

Check back later at islandpacket.com or beaufortgazette.com for updates as they become available.

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