Charleston County Sheriff’s Office: Speed may have contributed to fatal wreck on Isle of Palms

A 21-year-old College of Charleston golfer who died early Sunday in a wreck on Isle of Palms was speeding, according to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office.

Jackson Moore of Isle of Palms was estimated to be driving 65 mph in a 25 mph zone on Back Bay Drive on Dune Ridge. Maj. Eric Watson said his speed may have been a factor when his 2010 BMW left the roadway and struck a tree.

Moore was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene from injuries he suffered in the crash, according to Charleston County Chief Deputy Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal.

Other factors that may have contributed to the wreck remain under investigation, Watson said. A passenger in Moore’s vehicle was taken to Medical University Hospital and released a short time later.

Moore was a senior at the College of Charleston and played on the men’s golf team. He was the son of the son of Richard and Polly Moore, who own the local Polly’s Fine Jewelry.

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