Upstate dad taking bad news to child killed in head-on collision

Source: WYFF
Source: WYFF

GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (WYFF) - A man on his way home with some bad news for his daughter was killed Monday afternoon in a head-on collision with a truck.

Sky 4 was over the location of the wreck on Highway 8 bridge over the Saluda River near West Georgoa Road in Greenville County.

The driver Brent Edwin Waddell, 37, died at the scene.

Troopers said Waddell's car crossed the center lane and collided with the truck head on.

Greenville County Coroner Barry Wright said Waddell died from blunt force trauma.

Waddell was on his way home to be there when his daughter got home from school. He was going to have to tell her that their dog had gotten loose and was hit by a car and died, Wright said.

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