Troopers: Driver on wrong side of US 76 killed in head-on crash

Accidents & Traffic

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ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – South Carolina Highway Patrol said a driver was killed early Tuesday morning after crashing into another vehicle head-on.

Troopers said the crash happened at about 2:25 a.m. on US 76 near Chapman Road.

The driver of a 2005 Dodge minivan was traveling east in the westbound lanes of US 76 when they crashed head-on into a 2017 International box truck, troopers said.

The driver of the minivan died after they were trapped inside of the vehicle.

The Anderson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 29-year-old Alexander Emra George of Pendleton.

The driver of the box truck was not wearing a seat belt and was transported to Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital for their injuries, troopers said.

The coroner said alcohol and drug use appeared to be contributing factors in the crash.

SCHP and the Greenville County Coroner’s Office will continue to investigate.

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