A 20-year-old student at Charleston Southern University died in a fiery car crash Saturday morning in Colleton County, authorities said.
Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey said Sunday that Kermit Trevor Hudson of Walterboro died from injuries sustained in the 7:55 a.m. crash on Featherbed Road near U.S. Highway 17A.
Hudson's identity was confirmed through dental records, Harvey said.
Authorities said Hudson was the driver of a 2002 Ford Taurus that was going north on Featherbed Road toward U.S. 17A when the car ran off the right side of the road, hit a ditch, overturned and caught fire.
Harvey said Hudson was on the way to his grandmother's house at the time of the wreck.
A member of the Concert Singers and the Singing Buccaneers, he recently traveled to Spain to perform. He was also a member of the Charleston Mens' Chorus.
"Kermit was a genuinely warm and enthusiastic young man with a huge smile and boisterous laugh," said Jennifer Luiken, professor of voice at Charleston Southern. "He was a talented musician, and his love for music caused him to desire excellence in all he did. He made each person he came into contact with feel important and cared for. Most of all, he shared his love of Jesus Christ to his fellow students and all around him."
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