Staff report

A driver was killed today when a car went off the road and hit another car in a West Ashley parking lot.

A vehicle was going on Sam Rittenberg Boulevard toward the bridge to North Charleston about 5:40 p.m. when it left the road and hit another car in the parking lot of Ashley Landing Shopping Center, Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis said. The driver died in the accident.

A person was in the car that was hit. The occupant was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover, Francis said.

The accident is under investigation, and the name of the driver who died has not been released.