Scene cleared after big rig overturns on I-85N near Gaffney

UPDATE: The scene on Interstate 85 northbound near Gaffney, which was blocked on Monday due to a tractor trailer overturning and crashing in several vehicles, has been cleared.

The scene reportedly cleared around 7:35 p.m. on Monday.


CHEROKEE Co., S.C. (WSPA) — All lanes of northbound I-85 near Gaffney were blocked Monday morning due to a tractor trailer overturning and crashing into multiple vehicles.

The S.C. Highway Patrol said the crash happened at mile marker 87 around 7:40 a.m. Monday.

Highway Patrol said a tractor trailer rear-ended two trucks. The tractor trailer then began to overturn and the trailer then hit two other vehicles.

The driver of the tractor trailer was charged with driving too fast for conditions.

The driver was also taken to the hospital for treatment.

All lanes of traffic were blocked to traffic and a detour is in place at this time.

This is a developing story. 
 

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