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Man dies after his box truck was dragged under tractor trailer, South Carolina officials say


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.


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