Coroner identifies person who died in crash between tractor-trailer, pick-up in Florence County

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UPDATE: The person who died in a crash between a tractor-trailer and a pick-up has been identified as Walter Barr, 64, of Darlington, according to Coroner Keith von Lutcken. He was driving the pick-up and was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger was transported to an area hospital, where they are listed in critical condition. The incident is under investigation by the SC Highway Patrol.

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – One person is dead after a crash between a tractor-trailer and a pick-up truck in Florence County.

The crash happened around 6 a.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 378, according to Master Trooper Brian Lee, with the SC Highway Patrol.

A Kenworth tractor-trailer was traveling west on U.S. Hwy. 378, Lee said. The driver of a 2018 Chevrolet pick-up stopped at stop sign at SC Hwy. 51 and U.S. Hwy. 378, failed to yield the right-of-way and was struck by the tractor-trailer.

The driver of the pick-up truck was killed.

A passenger in the pick-up truck was taken to an area hospital. No details on their condition are available.

The driver of the tractor-trailer wasn’t injured.

All occupants of the vehicles involved were wearing seat belts.

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