Fatal Santee tanker truck fire shuts down Hwy. 301 near I-95


    Tanker truck fire in Santee on Interstate 95 near U.S. Hwy. 301 (Photos provided)

    One person is dead after a massive tractor trailer turned over and caught fire.

    It happened on Highway 301 near Interstate 95 around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

    The accident led authorities to close a portion of U.S. Hwy. 301 near its junction with Interstate 95 near the town of Santee.

    According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the driver of the overturned tractor trailer sustained fatal injuries and died.

    Highway Patrol says the tractor trailer was traveling northbound on Highway 301 when it collided with another car exiting onto the highway. That's when the tractor trailer overturned and caught fire.

    The two passengers in the other car were not injured.

    We do not yet know the name of the driver who died.

    Tanker truck fire in Santee on Interstate 95 near U.S. Hwy. 301 (Photo provided)


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