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.
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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