Tractor trailer driver dies in crash on I-85 NB in South Carolina


ANDERSON CO., SC (WSPA) – A tractor trailer driver died in a crash Wednesday afternoon along Interstate 85 in Anderson County.

The crash happened around 4:45pm near mile marker 29, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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Troopers said a tractor trailer was headed northbound when it suffered a tire blowout, causing it to run off the road.

Pictures from the scene showed an overturned tractor trailer which had crashed through multiple trees.

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The driver of the tractor trailer died at the scene of the crash, according to Highway Patrol.

The Anderson County Coroner identified the victim as 45-year-old Gilbert Ray Bennett, Jr. of Vancouver, Washington.

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