Beaufort News

Bluffton man dies after car hits tree

A Bluffton man died Sunday in a car accident on Buckwalter Parkway, according to Bluffton police.

John Stanek, 63, lost control of his car at about 12:30 p.m. and struck a tree on the east side of the road near Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Both he and his passenger, Charles Dorney of Baldwin, N.Y., were airlifted to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah.

Stanek died later that day from his injuries, according to a news release. Dorney's condition is unknown.

Stanek was driving a black convertible 2006 Mustang Cobra and had turned left onto Buckwalter Parkway from Buckwalter Place, the release said.