Two Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Interstate 85 near Gaffney in Cherokee County
Where: The accident occurred in the northbound lanes of Interstate 85 just outside Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina.
What Happened: A tractor-trailer allegedly struck another 18-wheeler and several cars that had stopped in traffic.
- Driver of tractor-trailer
- Driver of second tractor-trailer
- Driver of Ford pickup truck
- Driver of Nissan car
- Driver of third tractor-trailer
- Driver of fourth tractor-trailer
- Driver of Nissan car, killed
- Driver of first tractor-trailer, killed
On or about Thursday, March 18th, 2021, around 10:22 at night, an accident involving four tractor-trailers, a pickup truck and a car left two people dead. Authorities from the SCHP said the accident happened on the northbound side of Interstate 85 near Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina.
Law enforcement spokespeople said a tractor-trailer allegedly slammed into the back of stopped or slowed traffic, causing a chain-reaction accident with three other tractor-trailers, a Nissan car, and a pickup truck. Paramedics pronounced one of the truck drivers and one person in the Nissan dead at the scene of the accident.
Police shut down all the northbound lanes of Interstate 85 for several hours in order to clear the accident scene.
State and local law enforcement are still investigating the incident.
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