Man dies after car strikes tree in Chester County

- A man died Saturday afternoon after he ran off the highway and struck a tree in Chester County.

The S.C. Highway Patrol says the man, who wasn't wearing a seatbelt, was traveling northbound on I-77 near Richburg when his 2000 Dodge Dakota ran off the road and struck a tree.  He was trapped in the vehicle and pronounced dead on scene shortly afterwards by Chester County EMS.

The victims name has not been released pending family notification.  The S.C. Highway Patrol continues to investigate.

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