Cedar Creek crash kills truck driver

BLYTHEWOOD – A Fort Motte man was killed in a two-car crash at the intersection of Monticello and Campground Roads on Monday, July 10.

Troy Tucker, 48,  died of injuries suffered after a 2006 Nissan Frontier ran the stop sign at the intersection and collided with his tractor trailer truck, causing Tucker’s vehicle to veer off the road, strike a series of trees and overturn before catching fire, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol who is currently investigating the collision.

According to Highway Patrol Lance Corporal David Jones, the driver of the Nissan Frontier, Tyler Wolfe, was traveling West on Campground Road when he disregarded the stop sign and entered the roadway. Both Wolfe and his passenger were transported to Palmetto Health Richland with non-life threatening injuries.

Tucker was entrapped inside his vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.