Dept. of Transportation crews on scene of a wreck in Orangeburg County that left a truck driver dead and an overpass badly damaged Friday morning. According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, the driver of a 2016 Peterbilt tractor trailer ran off the road near mile-marker 153 on I-26 eastbound around 10 a.m.
Bridge repairs happening now on I-26 W after:Truck driver killed, I-26 overpass badly damaged in fatal Orangeburg wreck
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The truck hit a bridge column for the 4 Holes Road overpass, and the truck driver died at the scene, Highway Patrol says. The overpass was severely damaged, video from the scene shows. The Orangeburg County Coroner’s Office says Travis Hall, 46 of Wagener, South Carolina was driving the truck. SCDOT said the bridge portion over the westbound lanes of I-26 will be closed for work beginning Friday night. Westbound lanes are scheduled for reopening at 9 a.m. Saturday and portion of the bridge over eastbound lanes will have work done on Saturday at 7 p.m. according to SCDOT. Eastbound lanes are scheduled for reopening at 9 a.m. Sunday. SCDOT said.
SCDOT said I-26 westbound traffic is detoured off I-26 mile marker 154 due to the fatal accident. I-26 east traffic is currently not detoured but is moving slowing through the area according to SCDOT. The accident remains under investigation.