A passenger in a one-vehicle accident was killed early Tuesday morning near Lancaster.

The incident happened about 6:15 a.m. May 17 on S.C. 200 near Bethel Road, about 6 miles south of Lancaster, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Chadwick Glen Kirkley, 36, was driving a 2001 Dodge utility van north on S.C. 200 when he ran off the right side of the road, down an embankment and hit a tree.

Kirkley was airlifted to Palmetto Hospital in Richland County.

His passenger, Clarissa Johnson, 55, of Lancaster, died at the scene.

The accident is under investigation by the Highway Patrol and the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office.

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