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Accident involving tractor-trailer kills 1 in Saluda County

Accident involving tractor-trailer kills 1 in Saluda County

One person is dead after a tractor-trailer and car collided in Saluda County on Saturday morning.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 8:03 a.m. on Newberry Highway. A 1993 Peterbilt, pulling an empty log trailer, was heading northbound when it struck a 2009 Honda attempting to make a left turn onto the highway.

The driver of the Honda was trapped inside the car and had to be mechanically extracted. SCHP says the driver died at the scene. The identity has not been released.

The driver of the Peterbilt, along with his 4-year-old passenger, did not suffer any injuries during the accident.

SCHP says no charges have been filed.



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