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1 person airlifted to hospital Wednesday after single-vehicle crash on US 278, police say

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More than 141,000 traffic collisions were recorded in South Carolina in 2017. Here's why there were so many.

One person was airlifted to a Savannah hospital just before midnight Wednesday after the vehicle they were driving rolled-over on U.S. 278 on Hilton Head Island, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office report.

A witness told deputies the 2017 Toyota Tacoma was traveling at least 90 mph before it crossed into the center median.

The driver lost control of the vehicle after it went airborne for about 65 feet and rolled over several times, the report said.

The driver, who was the only person in the car, was transported by helicopter to Memorial Health University Medical Center with severe injuries, according to the report.

The Sheriff’s Office contacted S.C. Highway Patrol to take over the investigation.

Highway Patrol did not immediately respond to a call Friday afternoon.

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Lana Ferguson has covered crime, police, and other news for The Island Packet & Beaufort Gazette since June 2018. Before coming to the Lowcountry, she worked for publications in her home state of Virginia and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where she was editor of the college newspaper.


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