Branchville Man Dies in Logging-Truck Collision
The Post and Courier reported yesterday a serious tractor-trailer accident. Two trucks were carrying loads of logs on U.S. Highway 21 near Ruffin, South Carolina, about an hour and a half from the offices of Charleston injury attorneys. One of the two drivers was pronounced dead on the scene by the Colleton County Coroner.
The 28-year-old Branchville man who died in the collision was traveling south on U.S. 21 when the other logging truck involved failed to yield the right of way, turning onto the highway from a side road. The wreck sent logs onto the cab of the Branchville man’s truck cab, trapping him and making it impossible for Colleton County Fire and Rescue workers to free the man until heavy machinery was brought in to remove the logs from the scene, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Due to the scale of the accident U.S. 21 had to be closed for several hours in order to clear the log ridden wreckage. No charges have been filed against the operator of the truck at fault, who was not injured on the job, but the incident is still under investigation by Highway Patrol.