Coroner identifies tractor-trailer driver who died in St. George crash

Coroner identifies tractor-trailer driver who died in St. George crash
(Source: AP)

ST. GEORGE, SC (WCSC) - The person who died early Monday morning in a crash in St. George has been identified.

Jerome Simmons, 58, of Holly Hill was driving a tractor-trailer headed south on Winningham Road near Hwy 78 around 3:13 a.m. when he ran off the road, hit a ditch, then overcorrected and overturned, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Matt Southern.

Simmons was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the truck, Southern said.

The crash is still under investigation by the South Carolina Highway patrol and the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office.

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