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Lumber Truck Overturns on I-85 in Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG, SC – A lumber truck overturned on I-85 on August 21 in Spartanburg, SC spilling a load of lumber and causing traffic delays. Spartanburg is located in Spartanburg County in the northern part of the state about 30 miles northeast of Greenville, SC.

A lumber truck overturned spilling a load of lumber on I-85 in Spartanburg, SC on August 21, 2013.

A lumber truck overturned spilling a load of lumber on I-85 in Spartanburg, SC on August 21, 2013.

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18 Wheeler Crashes into Bridge in Clinton SC

CLINTON, S.C. — A semi truck driver lost control of his 18 wheeler on Wednesday, Sept 19, and hit the support of an overpass in Clinton, S.C.

A semi truck struck a cable barrier in the center divider on eastbound I-26 then crashed into a bridge in Clinton, SC on September 19, 2012.

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Train Collides with Semi Truck in Lone Star South Carolina Accident

LONE STAR, S.C. — A collision between a big rig logging truck and locomotive pulling a mile-long CSX freight train occurred on Monday, May 7, in Lone Star, S.C. resulting in the 18-wheeler being pushed about a quarter of a mile down the railroad tracks. Lone Star is about 78 miles northwest of Charleston, S.C.

Damaged semi tractor of a logging truck sits beside a CSX locomotive that it crashed into on May 8, 2012 near Lone Star, SC. Photo credit: TheTandD.com

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Semi Truck Overturns Spills Lumber on I-85 in Spartanburg South Carolina

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – A semi truck carrying lumber overturned spilling lumber on an exit ramp of Interstate 85 on Friday morning, February 24, in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

A lumber truck overturned on the I-85 exit ramp in Spartanburg, SC on February 24, 2012 spilling lumber all over the ramp and the roadways of both interstates and causing a major traffic jam.

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Teenager Dies in Fatal Tanker Truck Accident in Pelzer, SC

PELZER, SC – A 14 year old teenager was killed in a fatal tanker truck accident in Pelzer, SC on Friday, November 4, 2011.

Tanker trailer with over 8,000 gallons of gas laying upside down after a fatal accident where a local teenager was killed in Pelzer, SC on November 4, 2011.

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Fatal Tractor Trailer Truck Accident Near Augusta GA – Video

EDGEFIELD, SC – On Monday, Oct  26, 2009 at about 7:00 am, a man driving a small pickup truck was killed when a piece of heavy equipment fell off the flatbed of a tractor trailer truck onto the pickup truck after the semi truck ran into a train trestle in Edgefield, SC. The semi truck accident occurred on a stretch of Augusta Road (Highway 25) about 25 miles from Augusta, GA.  Investigators believe that this fatal accident could have been avoided because the semi truck was driving on a stretch of road that is not intended for trucks.

Train Trestle in Edgefield SC Where the Semi Truck Accident Happened

Semi Truck Accident Location: Train Trestle on Augusta Road in Edgefield SC

The semi truck accident occurred because the trestle has a 13 foot clearance but the load that the semi truck was carrying was 14 feet. That is what caused the heavy load to fall off the flatbed trailer. Trucks are supposed to take a bypass route when they enter Edgefield on Hwy 25. The bypass is clearly marked with a sign that says “Thru Trucks Prohibited.”

Map of semi truck accident and truck bypass route

Map of semi truck accident and truck bypass route

The deceased pickup truck driver has been identified by Deputy Coroner David Burnett as Jeremy Jay, 27 years old, from Edgefield. Burnett said that massive head trauma was the cause of death.

The semi truck driver was charged with failing to obey warning signs and for the height of the load. The heavy equipment was being hauled to Greenwood, SC.  The driver was from Houston, Texas.

The NBC station in Augusta, GA has provided a video where a residents in the area near the trestle tell a reporter that similar truck accidents are common and occur for the same reason. A neighbor points out that just a few months ago a truck hit the trestle and flipped over onto its side. Fortunately, in that accident, no one was hurt. Truck drivers are either unaware of the bypass route or rely too heavily on GPS systems instead of paying attention to the many signs on the road.

Below is a Google Street View of the scene of the accident. You can see a clear view of the Augusta Highway and the trestle where the accident occurred. You can click your mouse button and drag it around to get a feel of the lay of the land.


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Contact an Augusta truck accident attorney if you’ve been injured in a truck accident in Augusta, Georgia. Find a Georgia truck accident lawyer at TruckAccidents360.com today who specializes in representing victims involved in truck injury accidents.

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