Scene of deadly crash

Scene of deadly crash on Business 85 (Source: SCDOT)

SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) – A Gaffney woman has died and four other people, including a four-month-old baby, were taken to the hospital with injuries after troopers said a tractor trailer ran into two minivans that were stopped in traffic on Business 85 Friday morning.

Troopers said the tractor trailer, being driven by a man from Iva, hit both passenger vehicles.

The driver and three passengers, which included the baby, were hurt and taken to the hospital.

Two of those passengers were entrapped and had to be mechanically extracted from the minivan, troopers said.

Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said one of those entrapped passengers, Jessica Dawn Jones, 24, of Pipeline Drive, died at the hospital shortly after 10 a.m. She was one of the two passengers extracted from the minivan.

The driver of the Toyota minivan was also hurt and taken to the hospital.

Troopers said the truck driver was cited for driving too fast for conditions.

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