joe-fire dept 2A man from the South Carolina area passed away Saturday night after a terrible accident where his truck caught a flame.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident occurred a little before 7:30 p.m., when the man was travelling southbound on Fin Place.

Apparently, the driver was driving his 2010 Chevy Pickup truck with a passenger in the car, when he veered off the road and struck a transformer box. Somehow a spark was ignited, and the pickup caught fire.

There were two young people inside the vehicle at the time. A 21-year-old, who was driving the vehicle was from Columbia, and the 20-year -old victim who was from the Charleston Area.

The young man from South Carolina lost his life, and died from injuries sustained in the crash.

The driver of the Chevy was hospitalized, but is currently in stable condition.

The South Carolina Troopers state the crash is still under investigation. At this point, they do not know if alcohol was a factor or not in the accident.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a serious car accident, or charged with reckless driving, in the North Charleston Area, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP toll-free at 877-374-5999 and talk to us about your situation.