GENERIC - Crash 1

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FAIR PLAY, SC (FOX Carolina) – The Oconee County coroner said a truck driver died after a crash on I-85 early Friday morning.

The crash happened near mile marker 1 around 2:40 a.m.

Coroner Karl Addis said the tractor trailer realized he was experiencing a medical event and pulled off the road. The truck then struck an information sign after pulling off the road.

The 55-year-old driver from Poplar Bluff, Missouri was found in cardiac arrest. 

“Despite medical resuscitation efforts by first responders and EMS, the truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:28 a.m.,” Addis said in an email.

After notifying the family of the death, the coroner said the victim’s family said the driver had a prior cardiac history. 

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