Driver Dead After Hitting Tractor Trailer

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By 106.3 WORD

One dead after a fatal crash on I-85 earlier today.

Trooper Joe Hovis reports the crash happened today in Spartanburg County just after 1:30 PM.

Near the 63 mile marker, a Freightliner tractor trailer was slowing in traffic; the car behind it, a 2000 Echo, hit the tractor trailer from behind.  

The driver of the tractor trailer was seat-belted and injured.

The driver of the Echo was seat-belted, entrapped, and mechanically extracted.

​They were pronounced dead on the scene.  


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