A Columbia man was trapped in his car on a road south of Lancaster early Thursday morning after he swerved to avoid a deer.
The accident happened at 4:45 a.m. along Doc Garris Road, which is between U.S. 521 and S.C. 522.
S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said the accident involved only one vehicle, a 1999 Ford Ranger. Elder said the driver, Joe Burriss, 59, was traveling east on Doc Garris Road when a deer ran into the roadway.
“The driver swerved to the left, struck a ditch, overturned and then struck a tree,” Elder said.