A Rockmart man was killed today in a traffic accident in South Carolina that blocked all lanes of I-85 for most of the afternoon. The South Carolina Highway Patrol says all lanes of Interstate 85 were closed for most of the afternoon while crews were busy clearing a wreck that killed three people, including a Rockmart truck driver.
According to Chief Billy Gibson with Anderson County Fire Department, two people were also air lifted to Greenville Memorial. Troopers say a tractor trailer driven by Eddie Wyatt, age 69, of Rockmart, Ga., was travelling south, when it crossed the median into the north bound lanes and struck another tractor trailer head on and that truck then hit a pick-up truck and an SUV.
The Anderson County Coroner’s Office reports that Eddie Wyatt died on the scene.
The driver of the other truck, Clay Johnson, 38 of Charlotte, North Carolina, also died. The third victim, Jeremy Scott Wilson, 33 of Blacksburg, South Carolina was driving the Toyota Tundra that was also involved in the accident. Two people that were in the SUV were airlifted to Greenville Memorial.
Channel 7 news has more information as well photo’s of the crash site. Click here to view the Channel 7 report.
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