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Truck ends up in Lake Hartwell

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A diver enters Lake Hartwell to help crews remove a truck from the water. (March 21, 2013/FOX Carolina) A diver enters Lake Hartwell to help crews remove a truck from the water. (March 21, 2013/FOX Carolina)
SENECA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Seneca man said his truck ended up in Lake Hartwell on Thursday evening after he swerved to avoid a crash, according to troopers.

Lance Cpl. Bill Rhyne, of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, said the driver was driving his truck south on Martin Creek Road when he swerved to avoid another vehicle that had crossed into his lane. He said the truck's driver lost control, went off the road and into Lake Hartwell.

Oconee County Fire Chief Charlie King said the driver was able to get out of the lake on his own.

Pictures of the scene showed only a small portion of the Ford F-350 pickup truck sticking out of the water.

Rhyne said the driver, who was wearing his seat belt, suffered only minor injuries.

King said a wrecker was able to pull the truck out of the water just before 8 p.m.

The driver of the second vehicle did not stop, Rhyne said.

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