Coroner identifies man killed in two-vehicle accident in Berkeley County

Coroner identifies man killed in two-vehicle accident in Berkeley County
The coroner has identified a man who was killed in a two vehicle accident in Berkeley County Wednesday afternoon. (Source: Ken Ward)

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The coroner has identified a man who was killed in a two vehicle accident in Berkeley County Wednesday afternoon.

The Berkeley County Coroner’s Office said 86-year-old Henry Blanton of Ridgeville died at the scene of the accident.

It happened at 12:10 p.m. on Highway 176 near Volvo Car Drive.

Highway Patrol said the accident involved a 2017 Ford Escape that was heading westbound and a dump truck which was travelling eastbound.

According to Trooper Matt Southern, when the SUV attempted to make a left hand turn onto Volvo Car Drive it was struck by the dump truck which then ran off the road and overturned.

The driver of the SUV died in the accident.

Southern said the SUV driver was not wearing a seatbelt, while the truck driver was wearing a seatbelt and suffered no injuries.

Highway Patrol and the coroner’s office is investigating the incident.

An overturned truck at the scene of the accident in Berkeley County.
An overturned truck at the scene of the accident in Berkeley County. (Source: Ken Ward)
Highway Patrol said the accident involved a 2017 Ford Escape that was heading westbound and a dump truck which was travelling eastbound.
Highway Patrol said the accident involved a 2017 Ford Escape that was heading westbound and a dump truck which was travelling eastbound. (Source: Ken Ward)

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