A 27-year-old Lancaster County man died in a head-on crash involving a personal vehicle and a commercial tractor-truck that caught fire in York County Thursday, officials said.
Matthew Biggers of Kershaw died at the scene, said Sabrina Gast, York County Coroner.
The crash happened around 4:45 a.m. Thursday on S.C. 161, near the intersection of Crossland Road west of Clover, said Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the S.C. Highway Patrol.
The vehicle driven by Biggers was heading south on S.C 161 when it collided head-on with a northbound Freightliner tractor-truck, Miller said.
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The driver of the truck, a 41-year-old Vale, N.C. man, was not injured, Miller said.
There were no passengers in either vehicle, Miller said.
The tractor-truck caught fire after the collision and some diesel fuel from its fuel tanks was released onto the ground, said Chuck Haynes, York County Emergency Management director. The spill was not large, and it poses no environmental hazard, Haynes said.
Most of the truck's fuel remained in its tanks, Haynes said. Emergency crews remained on scene Thursday cleaning the diesel, Haynes said.
S.C. 161 at the crash scene was blocked temporarily as the crash was investigated, but later re-opened, said Haynes.
The fatal crash is the second on S.C. 161 in the area in the past seven months. In late September a York woman died after a head-on crash near Thursday's crash site.
No charges have been filed in Thursday's crash.
Andrew Dys: 803-329-4065, @AndrewDysHerald