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One person was killed and another injured in a one-vehicle crash on Tuesday evening north of Hardeeville, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
The driver of a 2008 Honda was traveling south on U.S. 321 about 5:46 p.m. when the vehicle veered off the left side of the highway, struck a tree and overturned, according to Cpl. Judd Jones, spokesman for the Highway Patrol.
No other vehicles were involved in the wreck.
The driver, who had been wearing a seat belt, was transported to Savannah Memorial University Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Jones said.
The passenger, who had not been wearing a seat belt, died at the scene.
Jasper County Coroner Martin Sauls identified the passenger on Wednesday afternoon as 26-year-old Manuel Alavez of Hardeeville.
The crash remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.