A man was killed early Saturday when he apparently lost control of a vehicle he was driving, went off the road and into a woods, authorities said.

Cornelius Terrell Irvin, 29, of Walterboro, was killed instantly from massive head injuries, Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey said.

About 18 minutes after midnight, Irvin was driving south on S.C. Highway 303 in Green Pond when he ran off the road and into a tree while trying to make a left turn onto Wood Road, S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl. Bob Beres said.

Irvin was not wearing a seatbelt, the coroner said.