Driver dies after car sideswipes tractor-trailer on US-15 in Lee County

LEE COUNTY, SC — One person died Friday, November 11, after their car struck a big rig on U.S. Highway 15 near southwest Bishopville, reports WLTX.

The accident happened at the turn from northbound US-15 onto Interstate 20 westbound, at around 2:20 p.m.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a 2020 Volvo tractor-trailer was traveling northbound on US-15 when its driver tried to turn left onto westbound I-20. At one point, the semi was sideswiped by a sedan that was traveling north on the southbound lanes.

Following the impact, the driver and sole occupant of the sedan was pronounced deceased by the Lee County Coroner’s Office. The victim’s identity has not been disclosed at this time.

No information about the condition of the semi driver has been shared.

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