Empty tour bus driver killed after hitting truck on I-20

June 21, 2018 - 4:29 pm

GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say the driver of an empty tour bus has died after rear-ending a flatbed truck carrying a tank in stopped traffic on a South Carolina interstate.

Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said 73-year-old William White of Rock Hill was ejected from the bus in the crash Thursday near the Graniteville exit on Interstate 20.

Carlton said in a release that White was following an empty Majestic Tours bus. The first bus missed a stopped flatbed truck carrying a military vehicle, but the coroner says White slammed into the back of the truck.

State Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Judd Jones posted on Twitter a tank fell off the flatbed truck and it took hours to remove it from the shoulder of I-20.

Authorities say the truck driver wasn't seriously injured.

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