Truck Collides with Tractor Trailer in Colleton County, One Driver Killed

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. – The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a head on collision on Highway 17 and Merrick Road Friday morning.

It happened around 5:42am.  Officials say an F150 truck was heading north on 17 when they ran off the road, over-corrected, and struck a tractor trailer in the opposite lane head on.

The driver of the F150 was killed and the driver of the tractor trailer, identified as 70-year-old Jimmie Broughton, was transported to the hospital, though the extent of his injuries are unknown.

The accident is still under investigation.

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