Colleton County High senior dies in crash hours after prom
WALTERBORO - A Colleton County High School senior died Saturday morning after crashing a car into a tree hours after the school’s prom.
Wilbur Jamison, 18, of Islandton, died at 8:35 a.m. at Colleton Medical Center from multiple injuries, Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey said.
Authorities said Jamison was the driver of a 2001 Mitsubishi that ran off the road while traveling eastbound on S.C. Highway 63, also known as Sniders Highway, near Islandton about 4:30 a.m.
The vehicle ran into a ditch and struck a tree, S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl.Sonny Collins said. No one else was inside the vehicle.
Jamison was wearing a seatbelt when paramedics arrived at the crash in front of 12131 Sniders Highway, said Barry McRoy, director of Colleton County Fire and Rescue. The crash happened about two miles from his home. He had reportedly already been home and was heading somewhere else at the time of the crash, McRoy said.
The Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.