Waynesville, Georgia Man Killed In Back River Bridge Accident

Posted on Mar 21, 2011


The driver of a tractor-trailer accident on Tuesday March 15, 2011 has died after sustaining injuries when the truck overturned.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol announced Tuesday, March 15, that the driver of an overturned tractor-trailer has died.  Kenneth Dwuane Smith, 54, was the driver of a cement pump truck that struck a curb on the Back River Bridge while traveling south on U.S. 17.  

The tractor-trailer overturned and partially broke through a length of concrete guard rails, according to Lance Cpl. Bob Beres, spokesman for the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Savannah Fire & Emergency Services workers worked for over two hours trying the extricate the driver.  By 3:30 P.M., workers were able to turn the truck upright.  The Talmadge and Back River bridges were reopened to traffic by 7 P.M. Tuesday night. 

Beres said that the collision is continuing to be investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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