SALUDA COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) — One person is dead following a crash in Saluda County.

Troopers say the incident happened on SC 23 near Dickert Drive, approximately 3.2 miles west of Batesburg, on Sunday, February 5.

The driver of a Chevrolet Impala was traveling south on SC 23 when the person drove off the right side of the road and struck a ditch and a utility pole.

The victim died at the scene.

The Saluda County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 45-year-old Mary Laverne Long of Saluda County.

This fatality is under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Coroner’s Office. An autopsy is scheduled for early this week.