One person dead in Hwy 17 crash

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – One person is dead and one is in critical condition following a single car accident on Highway 17 at Two Pines Road in McClellanville. The call came in just before 2 a.m. Saturday.

Police say that the driver, 21 year old Mark Zulawski, was arrested and charged with felony DUI and open container.

The Selective Traffic Enforcement Unit investigated the crash. The driver lost control of the car while speeding, then crossed into the oncoming lanes of traffic before flipping. The driver and passenger were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The passenger has died.

Charleston County Sheriff’s deputies, the Awendaw-McClellanville Fire Department and EMS crews were on scene for hours. The accident shut down both sides of Highway 17 early Saturday morning.

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