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Part of I-85 South reopens after 18-wheeler overturns

The Townville Volunteer Fire Department said crews responded to the crash at around 5:25 p.m.
Published: Apr. 12, 2022 at 6:36 PM EDT
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ANDERSON, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Townville Volunteer Fire Department said an overturned 18-wheeler caused traffic delays on I-85 South near mile marker 8 in Anderson County.

The department said crews responded to the crash at around 5:25 p.m. When they arrived, they found that one person was trapped inside. Thankfully, firefighters were able to remove the person from the vehicle, and they were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to Townville Fire Chief Billy McAdams, the HazMat team also responded to the scene to help crews clean up a small diesel leak.

McAdams said crews were able to reopen one lane of I-85 by the time they left. He added that the cause of the crash is still under investigation.