Driver identified in June Barnwell County fatal crash

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#UPDATE (10:25 a.m., 07/03/2020) – The driver of the semi-tractor has been identified as 45-year old William J. Leggett, of Big Leaf Circle in Columbia, SC.

He was identified by using dental records.


BARNWELL COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) – One person is dead following a deadly crash in Barnwell County.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the incident happened around 3:42 Monday morning on US-278 near SC-37.

Reports say the driver of an 18-wheeler tanker truck, ran off the road, hit a ditch, then the rig caught fire.

The driver was pronounced dead at 5:28 a.m. His cause of death has been determined as blunt force trauma with the vehicle fire being a contributing factor.

A forensic anthropologist from Columbia, S.C. has been brought in to assist with identifying the driver.

Count on NewsChannel 6 for more details as they become available.

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