OCONEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A man was killed Sunday evening after his 18-wheeler overturned in Oconee County.

According to the Oconee County Coroner’s Office, the crash happened at 6:15 p.m. on Long Creek Highway (U.S. 76) near Spy Rock Road west of Westminster.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the tractor-trailer was traveling west on Hwy 76 when he went off the roadway, hit an embankment and overturned.

The coroner’s office said he was driving a fuel truck from Belton, SC to Franklin, NC when it overturned. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was identified as Jerry Curtis Green, 54, of Franklin, NC.

The Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says when the truck flipped, tons of fuel spilled onto the road, which made it hard to get Green out of the vehicle.

“The fuel spill had to be contained, any remaining fuel from the fuel tank had to be removed and transferred into another tanker truck, and then a large crane, tow type truck had to physically lift the tractor up and separate it from the tanker for us to be able to extricate Mr. Green from the vehicle,” Addis said.

This crash remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.