I-85 fatal in Anderson 12/2

A single-vehicle accident on I-85 nortbound near mile marker 8 in Anderson County left one person dead and another injured on December 2, 2019. 

ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) The Anderson County Coroner said a 19-year-old driver on his way home from a concert in Georgia passed away after the car he was driving collided with a guardrail and a metal pole along I-85 Monday afternoon. 

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 12:24 p.m. near mile marker 8 in Anderson County. 

The coroner says 19-year-old Sheldon Azariah Williams, from Charlotte, and a passenger were traveling home from a concert in Atlanta, Georgia when he apparently lost control of his vehicle. 

Williams reportedly traveled off the roadway and struck a guardrail and metal pole. He passed away on scene. The coroner says Williams' passenger sustained minor injuries and was transported to AnMed Health Medical Center for treatment. 

The coroner says drugs and alcohol were not factors in the collision. 

Townville EMS, the Townville Fire Department and SCHP responded to the scene. An investigation is being conducted by both troopers and the Coroner's Office. 

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