CHEROKEE CO., SC (WSPA) – A man was killed in a five vehicle crash in Cherokee County Tuesday afternoon.
According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened at 4:01 p.m. on I-85 northbound at mile marker 98.
Troopers said a a 2015 Volvo tractor trailer was traveling north on on I-85 NB near mile marker 98 while four other vehicles were stopped on the interstate.
Troopers said the tractor trailer hit a 2015 Toyota pick up in the rear then hit two other tractor trailers.
The driver was taken to the hospital. The passenger in the Toyota pickup died at the scene.
The Cherokee County Coroner’s Office identified the passenger of the truck as 64-year-old James Arthur Fuelling of Rock Hill, died from his injuries at the scene of the crash.
The fifth vehicle, a 2020 pick up, was hit by debris from the crash but the driver was not injured.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol has charged the driver of the 2015 Volvo tractor trailer, Jason Gordon, 40, of Georgia, with driving too fast for conditions.