Victim in fatal 18-wheeler crash in Darlington Co. identified

Source: Ken Baker
Source: Ken Baker

DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The driver of an 18-wheeler was killed when the truck he was driving drove into the median and struck an overpass pillar in Darlington County Monday morning, officials said.

The victim from the tractor-trailer collision was identified as Diamond J. Hill, 22, from Macon, Ga. By Darlington County Coroner J Todd Hardee.

The driver was traveling east on Interstate 20 when the truck drove into the median and struck a pillar at the Highway 403 overpass, said Corporal Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The accident happened at about 8:30 a.m.

Each inside lane of westbound and eastbound I-20 were closed Monday morning.

This incident is still under investigation by the Darlington County Coroner's Office and SC Highway patrol.

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