SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Troopers with the SC Highway Patrol confirmed Monday that a man had been arrested and charged with felony driving under the influence following a deadly wreck that shut down I-85 South near Duncan Sunday night.

Troopers said the collision unfolded around 6:45 p.m. in the southbound lanes near exit 63, which takes drivers to Duncan via SC-290. 

A feed from the scene of the crash showed a major response with all lanes of southbound traffic blocked for nearly two hours.

Just after 10 p.m., SCHP released more details about the collision. According to troopers, the driver of a Chevrolet sedan was stopped in traffic in the southbound lanes of the interstate when they were hit from behind by a Toyota sedan. After that collision, both cars each hit two more cars, totaling six cars involved in this scene.

Both sedan drivers were wearing seat belts, but the driver of the Chevrolet sedan was entrapped and had to be mechanically extracted. Sadly, that driver died on the scene.

Shortly after SCHP released their details, the coroner's office named the driver who died: Paul Dane Swick of Blacksburg. The office notes a forensic exam will be performed Monday.

All other parties involved in the collision suffered minor injuries.

On Monday, troopers confirmed that John Chance Fuller, 36, was arrested after the crash and charged with felony DUI involving a death.

Online jail records show Fuller was booked into the Spartanburg County Detention Center just before midnight Sunday.

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Just got back from DC. Caught this mess coming home. Exit 66 is our exit anyway. Sorry for those ahead of us.

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