Man killed after crash involving tractor in Florence County identified


FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – One person is dead after a crash involving a tractor in Florence County Tuesday evening.

Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken said the person killed was the driver of a tractor. Von Lutcken identified the man killed as Walt Gaskins, 54, of Lake City.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened just before 5 p.m. at Friendfield Road and US378, east of Lake City. Troopers say the crash involved a John Deere tractor and a tractor-trailer, which were traveling in the same direction. Troopers believe the tractor-trailer struck the back of the tractor.

A lane of traffic was closed as of 7:55 p.m., according to a News13 crew on scene.

The Hannah-Salem-Friendfield Fire Department also responded to the scene.

No other details are immediately available. Count on News13 for updates.

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