Wrong Way Driver Causes Deadly Accident on I-85

Dirk J. Derrick
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Posted on Mar 28, 2011

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said that a car driving in the wrong direction on I-85 caused a deadly accident Monday morning.  The troopers said that a 1991 Toyota Camry was headed south in the northbound lanes of I-85 when it collided head-on with a tractor trailer at the 46 mile marker near the Mauldin Road Interchange. 

The 18-wheeler was pulling two tractor trailers behind it caught fire after the collision with the car around 2:50 A.M. 

The driver of the Camry was killed on impact and had to be extracted from the vehicle.  The driver was not wearing a seat belt.  The driver of the 18-wheeler wasn't injured, however a passenger in the truck, who was asleep at the time of the accident, was taken to Greenville Hospital System with undisclosed injuries. 

The South Carolina Highway Patrol closed all northbound lanes of I-85 at the crash site for nearly 7 hours while they continued their investigation and removed the wrecked vehicles.

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