MARION COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A woman died Friday morning after crashing into the back of an 18-wheeler on Highway 501 in Marion County, authorities said.

The crash happened at about 10:40 a.m. near Cactus Road when the 2009 International tractor-trailer was slowing down in traffic to make a righthand turn, the South Carolina High Patrol said. That’s when the woman’s 2007 Lincoln sedan hit the rear of the truck.

Troopers said both vehicles were going south on Highway 501 and that the woman and the truck driver were both alone in their vehicles.

The woman died at the scene, Coroner Jerry Richardson said. Her name will be released once family members are notified. Richardson also said she lived near where the crash happened. 

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