Authorities say that a box truck driver was killed in a crash involving a semi truck during the Thursday evening rush hour in South Carolina.
The crash occurred around 4:40 p.m. on April 27 on I-85 near Blacksburg, South Carolina.
Box truck driver Timothy Antonio McNeil, 25, was southbound on I-85 at mile marker 106 when traffic slowed for a previous fatal crash on the interstate.
As the box truck was stopped for the traffic, it was struck by a southbound semi truck.
Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler described the crash:
“After making contact, the tractor trailer dragged the truck several hundred feet before the driver realized it was underneath.“
McNeil died at the scene.
A passenger in the box truck was transported to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
The crash that caused the traffic slowdown occurred at 4:35 p.m. when 56 year old motorist Leigh Ann Hamilton Marshall struck a retaining wall and lost control, veering into the path of a semi truck. Marshall died at the scene and a passenger was hospitalized.
Cherokee County: I-85 South bound just inside the state line at mile marker 106. SCHP is investigating a multi vehicle Fatal collision. All south bound lanes are blocked. Seek an alternate route. Detours are being established. pic.twitter.com/aHT2Y1lT30
— Trooper Gary SCHP (@SCHP_Troop4) April 27, 2023