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Troopers: Driver of overturned truck on I-77 swerved to avoid collision

The southbound lanes of I-77 near Rock Hill are closed because of an overturned tractor-trailer.
The southbound lanes of I-77 near Rock Hill are closed because of an overturned tractor-trailer. WSOC-TV

The driver of the overturned tractor trailer that shut down parts of southbound Interstate 77 on Monday night was trying to avoid a collision with another car just before the wreck happened, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

State troopers investigated the wreck on Monday. Officials say it happened around 5:40 p.m., near Anderson Road - exit 75 - just south of Rock Hill.

No one was injured during the wreck, troopers said late Monday night after the southbound lanes were re-opened.

The truck driver – a 47-year-old man from Georgia – overturned his vehicle when he swerved to avoid a car that entered his lane of travel. That car, troopers say, was swerving on the interstate to avoid debris in the roadway.

The Highway Patrol did not have information about the second driver. The truck driver, troopers said, will not be charged.

Anna Douglas •  803-329-4068

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