One dead, one airlifted in Anderson Co. car wreck

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ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – One person is dead and another sustained life threatening injuries after a single-vehicle crash in on I-85 Saturday afternoon, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.

According to SCHP, the incident occurred around 2:40 p.m. on I-85 at the 9 mile marker, about ten miles south of Anderson.

Troopers confirmed a driver and passenger were traveling southbound on I-85 when they drove left into the median and then came back into the roadway, beginning to overturn. They then traveled back into the median, striking a cable barrier, and subsequently catching fire.

The SCHP said the passenger was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle, and died from their injuries. The driver was wearing a seatbelt, and was airlifted to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Update (9:45 p.m.) : The Anderson County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as being 76-year-old Young Duk Lee, of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Lee was pronounced dead at the scene.

This is a 7 News update. The previous story can be seen below:

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – The Anderson County Coroner’s Office is responding to a car accident on I-85 in Anderson County.

According to Anderson County Coroner Don McCown, the coroner’s office is on its way to an accident that occurred on I-85 near mile marker 11.

7 News will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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