Troopers: Driver dies after wrong-way crash on I-26 west - FOX Carolina 21

Troopers: Driver dies after wrong-way crash on I-26 west

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Troopers respond to fatal crash on I-26 (Nov. 10, 2016/FOX Carolina) Troopers respond to fatal crash on I-26 (Nov. 10, 2016/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Thursday afternoon.

The collision was reported on Interstate 26 westbound near Exit 19 just after 3 p.m. The roadway is blocked while investigators respond to the scene, causing significant traffic delays.

Troopers confirmed a fatality was reported in the collision. The driver of a 2005 Nissan Altima was entrapped in the vehicle after losing control and crossing the median, troopers said. He later succumbed to injuries at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

He was identified as 20-year-old Jeffrey Hunter Nelmes of Spartanburg.

According to Highway Patrol, Nelmes' vehicle struck a 1997 Plymouth van in oncoming traffic. The reason for Nelmes losing control is unknown, but the 22-year-old victim in the Plymouth was transported to the hospital for injuries.

A third vehicle was struck from behind by the Nissan due to the impact, but its occupants were uninjured.

Stay with FOX Carolina for details on this developing story.

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