Irmo Truck Driver Killed on I-77

A collision between a tractor trailer and a Honda Civic backed up traffic for hours on I-77 Monday afternoon, killing a truck driver from Irmo.

According to Barkley Ramsey, Fairfield County Coroner, 38-year-old Volodymyr Matrosov of 412 Caddis Creek Road in Irmo was driving a 2008 Volvo tractor-trailer northbound on I-77 at 2:52 p.m. Monday when, at the 42 mile marker, the car in front of him, a 2000 Honda Civic, began to hydroplane on the rain-soaked highway. Matrosov attempted to avoid the fishtailing Civic, but struck the car in the rear. Matrosov’s Volvo then jackknifed and struck the right-hand guard rail, flipping the rig on its side. Matrosov was trapped inside the cab and was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple trauma.

The Civic, driven by Janet Bunch of Fort Mill, sustained only minimal damage, Ramsey said, and Bunch was not injured in the collision. The S.C. Highway Patrol said the accident closed the right-hand lane for approximately four hours Monday afternoon.

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