Driver dies at hospital days after Laurens Co. crash - FOX Carolina 21

Driver dies at hospital days after Laurens Co. crash

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The South Carolina Highway Patrol announced days after a collision in Laurens County that a driver has died.

On Sep. 9, troopers said the driver of a 2001 Ford pickup was traveling north on U.S. 25 near Buzhardt Road when the truck hit a 77-year-old driver from behind. The elderly driver was not injured.

Troopers said after crashing into the other vehicle, the driver of the pickup ran off the left side of the road and struck trees. The driver was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital where he died on Sunday.

The coroner identified the driver as 39-year-old Ivan Cruz of Greenville.

Cruz suffered blunt force trauma to the head.

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