1 killed after crashing into tree in Chester

One person was killed after crashing their vehicle into a tree Thursday afternoon in Chester, according to SC Highway Patrol. 

The crash happened around 2:50 p.m. Thursday, March 23 on Highway 97 near Wellridge Road. 

Troopers said the victim was driving a 2014 Chevy Traverse westbound on HWY 97 when they veered off the roadway, overturned and struck a tree. The person was trapped inside the vehicle and died on scene. 

The identity of the driver has not yet been released. 

No other people were injured in this crash.