Log truck driver, 39, killed in crash along Florence County highway

Log truck driver, 39, killed in crash along Florence County highway
Crews worked a double fatal vehicle accident, involving a single vehicle in the 2600 BLK of Rifle Range Road near Hamlin Road.

FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – The driver of a log truck was killed in a crash Tuesday afternoon in Florence County, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Troopers responded to the wreck around 2 p.m. on East Effingham Highway at Friendfield Road.

Cpl. Sonny Collins with SCHP said a 2015 Nissan was stopped at a stop sign on Friendfield Road but failed to yield the right-of-way and pulled out in front of the log truck that was travelling on Effingham Highway.

The two vehicles collided and the log truck ran off the road and into a ditch embankment, Collins said.

Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken identified the log truck driver as Christopher Lee Chappell, 39, of Timmonsville.

The driver of the Nissan was taken to the hospital with injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by SCHP.

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