LAURENS COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - All eastbound lanes of an Upstate highway are blocked after a pickup truck overturned Sunday evening, killing the driver and sending a passenger to the hospital.
SCHP says it happened just before 7 p.m. near mile marker 56, just northeast of Clinton. Traffic remained blocked up around 7:40 p.m., and troopers say serious injuries are reported.
Initially, SCHP reported a tractor-trailer was involved, but a news update later in the evening corrected previous information given to us.
The update says the pickup truck was traveling in the westbound lanes of the interstate when the truck hit the median, overturning into the eastbound lanes. The driver and two passengers were inside at the time. The driver was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the truck, dying on the scene. One passenger, however, was wearing a seat belt and was airlifted to an area hospital for treatment. The other passenger was not hurt.
The coroner's office says the victim was identified as 27-year-old Ashley Marie Horne of Newberry.
At this time there is no word on the passenger's condition. We'll update as we know more.