1 killed in crash on I-85 South in Spartanburg Co.

Accidents & Traffic

SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) – Troopers said one driver died in a crash on Interstate 85 involving three tractor trailers and a box truck.

The crash happened just before 3 p.m. Tuesday on I-85 South at mile marker 76, near the Boiling Springs/Highway 9 Exit, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Lance Cpl. Joe Hovis with the S.C. Highway Patrol said all four trucks were headed south on I-85 when the driver of a 2007 Ford box truck swerved to avoid hitting a 2016 Kenworth tractor trailer that was slowing for traffic. The driver of a 2012 Freightliner tractor trailer hit the box truck before crashing into the rear of the Kenworth tractor trailer, Hovis said.

The Freightliner driver, Marvin Rquiror Quiroz Rivera, 55, of Miami, Fla., was trapped inside of the truck and died at the scene.

Troopers said none of the other drivers, nor two passengers in the box truck, were hurt during the wreck.

The S.C. Highway Patrol and Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office will continue to investigate the crash.

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