Fatality reported in Ravenel after dump truck crashes into tree

Charleston County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a single-vehicle fatality in Ravenel.

The crash was reported shortly before 2 p.m. in the 4400 block of Davidson Road, according to Maj. Eric Watson.

According to initial reports, a dump truck was traveling on Davidson Road toward County Line Road when it struck a tree. As a result, the dump truck was engulfed in flames.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office and the Charleston County Coroner’s Office, which has not yet identified the deceased.

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