1 dead after log truck overturned in Georgetown County
GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly Thursday crash near the Nesmith area.
It happened on SC 41 just north of the Mingo Exxon gas station at 11 a.m.
The driver of a 2009 tractor-trailer ran off the right side of the road to avoid colliding with a vehicle stopped in the roadway, according to Master Trooper Brian Lee. The tractor-trailer overturned, and the driver was killed, Lee says.
Crews with the Williamsburg County Fire Department responded to the incident and said that an overturned log truck closed part of Highway 512. Officials say that road is now back open.
The Georgetown County Coroner’s Office has not yet released the name of the victim.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Williamsburg County Fire units on scene with an overturned log truck on County Line Road (SC 41/51) just north of Mingo Exxon in the Nesmith area. Confirmed entrapment with a fatality, sounds like a single vehicle accident. Please avoid the area #WilliamsburgSC @CarolinaScanner— Williamsburg County FD (@WCFD_PIO) October 27, 2022
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