Cottageville man dies in Harleyville crash

South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal wreck in Dorchester County this morning.

The wreck happened about 5:30 a.m. on Second Bend Road near East Main Street in Harleyville.

The driver of a 2008 tractor trailer lost control of the vehicle, struck two trees and overturned, spilling a load of logs it was carrying, the Highway Patrol reported.

The driver was not wearing a seat belt, according the Highway Patrol.

Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet identified the driver as 54-year-old Richard J. Solvey of Cottageville.

Solvey died on the scene from severe head trauma, Nisbet said.

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