WINNSBORO, SC (WIS) - A man was struck and killed near Winnsboro Tuesday afternoon while trying to tighten down a load on his truck, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Lance Corporal Josef Robinson said the incident happened shortly before 3:00 p.m. on Hwy 321 bypass.
The Fairfield County Coroner identified the victim as 51-year-old Efrain Maleonaeo.
Robinson said Maleonaeo was pulling a strap on his truck when it slipped out. According to investigators, when the strap slipped, it caused him to fall into the roadway where he was hit by a passing mini-van.
The driver of the van was not injured in the accident. The Highway Patrol is investigating.