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Victim Identified In Wednesday Night Wreck On I-85 in Spartanburg Co.

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The Spartanburg County Coroner's Office has released the name of the victim who died in a crash on Interstate 85 Southbound at Exit 80 Wednesday night. The Spartanburg County Coroner's Office has released the name of the victim who died in a crash on Interstate 85 Southbound at Exit 80 Wednesday night.
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Victim Identified In Wednesday Evening Wreck On I-85 in Spartanburg Co. - September 26, 2013 at 5:11 p.m.

The Spartanburg County Coroner's Office has released the name of the victim who died in a crash on Interstate 85 Southbound at Exit 80 Wednesday night.

Brenda Sue Hope Morphew, of Spartanburg, was killed in the crash that happened at 6:45 p.m., according to Coroner Rusty Clevenger.

Four others were injured in the wreck that involved an 18-wheeler and two cars.

Southbound traffic was at a standstill while crews investigated and cleaned up the crash.

The investigation continues.

Interstate Reopens After Wreck - September 26, 2013 at 11:08 a.m.

The southbound lanes on Interstate 85 are back open after a deadly crash had stopped all traffic.

One person has died and four others were hospitalized after a wreck on Interstate 85 in Spartanburg County.

The wreck happened around 6:49 p.m. in the southbound lanes at the 80 mile marker. 

I-85 Closed After Deadly Crash - September 25, 2013

Corporal Bill Rhyne of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said that the wreck involved a 18-wheeler and two cars. Details surrounding how the wreck occurred were not available for release, but Rhyne stated that the Highway Patrol's M.A.I.T. unit is investigating the accident.

According to Rhyne, a unidentified passenger in a 2002 Ford Taurus was pronounced dead at the scene after being trapped inside the car. The unidentified female driver of the car was also trapped and had to be transported to Spartanburg Regional Hospital due to her injuries.

Two passengers in a 2004 Cadillac sedan driven by 36-year-old Wyomina Smith, of Gaffney, were also injured and transported by ambulance to Spartanburg Regional Hospital. The driver of the 18-wheeler, 28-year-old Anthony Sawyers, of Riverdale, Georgia, was not injured in the collision, but transported to Spartanburg Regional Hospital for observation.   

Southbound traffic was at a standstill while crews investigated and cleanup the crash.

Troopers are asking that motorists traveling southbound exit off of exit 83 and onto Highway 110 and then take Dewberry Road to Gossett Road and then back to Interstate 85. A spokesman for the Highway Patrol said they do not know how long the interstate will be closed. 

Stay tuned to 7 On Your Side at Daybreak and WSPA.com for more on this developing story.

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