Beaufort News

Dale man dies after vehicle hits tree

A man died Monday night in a single-vehicle wreck in Beaufort, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Theodore Simmons, 63, of Dale was killed when his 2008 GMC hit a tree at about 7 p.m. off Keans Neck Road, according to Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen.

He was not wearing a seat belt, said Lance Corp. Bob Beres, patrol spokesman, in a news release.

The Highway Patrol said Simmons was traveling east when he ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree.

The wreck is being investigated by the Highway Patrol.