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Construction worker identified as victim in fatal I-77 accident

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH)-- An Indiana man has been identified as the victim in the fatal I-77 crash that happened Wednesday morning.

According to Coroner Watts, 40-year-old Nathaniel Deaton of Martinsburg, IN died due to blunt for injuries he received after he was hit by a tractor trailer.

Just after 5 a.m. state troopers say Deaten was driving a piece of road construction equipment when he was truck by a tractor trailer near the 27 mile marker.

Deaton was pronounced dead at the scene.

The truck driver was not injured and was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol continues to investigate the accident.

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