CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — A man who sped away from an illegal drag race died in a crash after he ran off the side of the a highway in South Carolina, authorities said.

Quinton Nunn, 26, of Blythewood, was not wearing a seat belt in the crash around 11 p.m. Monday, the Lexington County Coroner's Office said.

Troopers came to a street in Cayce after getting calls about illegal racing, the Highway Patrol said.

Nunn sped away and troopers tried to follow, but lost sight of him. A short distance later, they found Nunn's car crashed into several trees off the side of the 12th Street Extension, troopers said.

Lexington County deputies are investigating the street racing, troopers said.