One person dead following head-on crash in Bamberg County

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BAMBERG COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) — One person is dead following a crash in Bamberg County.

The Bamberg County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Bryon Anthony Gilliard, 33, of Bamberg.

Troopers say just after 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, Gilliard, driving of a 2007 Chevy Tahoe traveling south on US 601 near Clear Pond Raod, crossed the center line and struck a 2014 Freightliner 18-wheeler head-on.

He was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler was transported to Orangeburg Regional Medical Center for injuries. That person, according to Lance Corporal Tyler Tidwell with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, was wearing a seatbelt.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol’s Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team is investigating the crash.

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