A Beaufort man was killed Thursday morning after his minivan collided with an SUV on Sea Island Parkway.
Krysten Beauchamp, 18, of Beaufort, was driving a 2006 Lexus SUV driving southbound when she crossed the center line and hit a 2001 Chrysler minivan that was headed northbound, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
It happened in front of Grayco Hardware near Professional Village Circle on Lady's Island. The minivan driver had to be extricated.
The Beaufort County Coroner said 47-year-old Chad Santoro was airlifed to Beaufort Memorial Hospital, where he later died. SCHP said he was wearing a seat belt during the crash.
The Island Packet reports that Beauchamp is a student at Beaufort High School. She was taken to Beaufort Memorial Hospital.