A crash that blocked a major Chester County road for hours Monday was caused by the suicide of one driver, Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker said.
The driver of a pickup truck, a 39-year-old man from Lancaster, shot himself while driving on U.S. 21 in southeastern Chester County around 8 a.m. Monday, Tinker said.
The truck then veered into a logging truck headed in the other direction, Tinker said.
The deceased man's name was not released.
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The driver of the logging truck was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, Tinker said. Tinker said the injuries to the logging truck driver were not life-threatening.
The road was blocked for several hours, according to the S.C. Highway patrol Web site. Troopers and coroner officials investigated, Tinker said.
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