Highway closed due to fatality and large diesel spill

NEWBERRY (WACH) - Highway 121 , south of Whitmire and Duncan Creek, is closed due to a fatality and large diesel fuel spill. An early morning collision between a commerical tractor/trailer truck and a motor vehicle resulted in a death and injury. The wreck also caused the tractor/trailer to leak diesel fuel, which has shut down part of SC 121.

Sheriff Lee Foster of Newberry tells WACH Fox DHEC is on the scene in an effort to keep the fuel from leaking into a nearby creek. The creek feeds into the Enoree River and eventually the Broad River. Foster is confident the fuel will be contained and cleaned before it reaches the creek.

At this time, traffic is being routed off SC 121 North onto Old Newberry Highway to SC Highway 66.

There is no word as to how long the portion of Highway 121 will be closed at this time.

WACH Fox will continue to monitor the story and bring updates as they become available.