SCHP: Driver in standstill traffic dies days later after rear-ended in I-85 mess

Published: May. 12, 2022 at 7:35 AM EDT|Updated: May. 18, 2022 at 1:07 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Troopers who responded to a large traffic mess and multiple crashes along I-85 on May 12 say one driver has passed away from his injuries.

Troopers said four crashes were reported between 6:52 a.m. and 7:56 a.m. In one of the crashes, two cars were stopped in standstill traffic when a driver in Jeep SUV ran into the back of a Honda and caused a chain reaction with another car.

We’re told the driver of the Honda and Jeep SUV were both taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital, however, the driver of the Honda later passed on May 17.

The coroner’s office has not yet identified the driver who passed.

SCDOT said the first initial crash happened near Laurens Road exit 48A southbound at 6:52 a.m. Since this first crash, the following crashes have been reported:

  • 7:19 a.m. - I-85 near exit 48 southbound with injuries
  • 7:52 a.m. - I-85 exit 48 with southbound with injuries
  • 7:56 a.m. - I-85 near exit 48 southbound with injuries

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