ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A man was hit and killed early Friday morning in a crash on Interstate 85.
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the incident happened around 2:05 a.m. on I-85 South between the 14 and 15-mile marker.
The Anderson County Coroner’s Office said their investigation indicates that the man was traveling with several individuals transporting multiple vehicles. One of the transport crews pulling three vehicles jackknifed and overturned causing three vehicles to crash onto the highway.
The man, with another group, stopped to assist with traffic control. While attempting to direct traffic, he was struck by a tractor-trailer truck that crashed into the three vehicles on the road.
The coroner’s office identified the man as 36-year-old Efren Antonio Gomez Mongado, of Mexico.
Mongado was pronounced dead at the scene.
This is an ongoing investigation by the Anderson County Coroner’s Office, SCHP and the South Carolina State Transport Police.