Coroner identifies driver rear-ended by tractor trailer in Greenville Co.

Tractor Trailer Crash
Published: Apr. 3, 2023 at 2:03 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 4, 2023 at 1:02 PM EDT
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PELZER, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - South Carolina Highway Patrol said troopers are investigating after a crash along Augusta Road left one person dead Monday afternoon.

Troopers said the crash happened around 12:16 p.m. at the intersection of Augusta Road and Garrison Road.

According to troopers, the victim was stopping at a traffic light when a tractor-trailer crashed into the back of it. Sadly, the victim passed away shortly after the crash.

The Greenville County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 53-year-old Vickie Carolina Johnson. It was determined she died from blunt force trauma of the head and neck.

Officials ruled Johnson’s manner of death as accidental.

Officials didn’t release any other information about the victim. We will update this story as we learn more.