LAURENS Co., SC (WSPA) – The driver of a tractor trailer who died after a crash in Laurens Co. early Thursday morning has been identified.
According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened at 4:15 a.m. on Highway 56 near Young Road, about 1.86 miles east of Clinton.
SCHP said the driver was traveling east when the vehicle hit a tree lying in the road.
The driver continued on, ran off the road and then hit a guardrail.
The victim died at the scene. The person was wearing a seat belt and was entrapped.
The Laurens County Coroner’s Office identified the driver as William Lee Weger, 58, of Edgefiled, SC.
Weger was a truck driver for Milliken.
The coroner’s office said an autopsy will be performed on Friday.