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ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) - Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol say one person is dead after hitting a truck head on in Anderson County.

According to SCHP, at approximately 2:25 a.m., a driver in a mini van was heading east on US Highway 76 while traveling on the westbound lane on the wrong side of the road when it hit a box truck head on.

Troopers say the driver in the minivan died on scene while the driver in the box truck was injured and had to be taken to the hospital. 

The driver of the mini-van has been identified as 29-year-old Alexander Emra George of Pendleton, according to the Anderson County Coroner's Office. The coroner says that George died of multiple traumatic injuries secondary to blunt force trauma. 

The coroner also noted that alcohol and drug use appear to be contributing factors in this incident. 

The investigation is ongoing by SCHP as well as the coroner's office. 

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