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Man killed after tractor trailer over-turned on I-95

Source: Colleton County Fire-Rescue Source: Colleton County Fire-Rescue
Source: Colleton County Fire-Rescue Source: Colleton County Fire-Rescue
COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

A Spartanburg man was killed in a fatal accident in Colleton County Thursday night. 

The man was killed after his tractor trailer over-turned on I-95 near the 65 mile marker northbound Thursday evening.

The accident happened around 7 p.m., according to SCHP officials.

Witnesses stated the truck swerved to avoid a car who entered his lane, causing the truck to strike a guard rail.

The truck received heavy damage, trapping the unrestrained driver inside, reports say.

Colleton County Firefighter-Paramedics arrived minutes later to find the northbound lanes blocked.

The trailer, that was hauling watermelons, was in the median, while the cab was partially in the median and partially in the roadway.

Traffic in the northbound lanes was blocked for nearly an hour and down to one lane for four hours, according to Colleton County Fire Chief Barry McRoy.

The trailer was left in the median until Friday, so it could be unloaded and righted during day light hours.

The SCHP is investigating the crash.

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