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Coroner identifies wrong way driver killed in I-20 crash with tractor-trailer

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LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

The Lexington County Coroner has identified the driver killed in a wrong-way crash early Monday morning on Interstate 20 near the Bush River Road exit.

Coroner Margaret Fisher says Jamie Elliott Watson, 38, of Lexington died at the scene after crashing head-on into a tractor trailer. Fisher says Watson was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle.

The crash caused a major shutdown of I-20 Monday morning. 

SCHP Trooper David Jones says the driver of a 2015 Nissan Altima, identified as Watson, was traveling west in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 63 when it struck the tractor-trailer loaded with potatoes head-on. 

The driver of the tractor-trailer was taken to the hospital after suffering injuries from the collision. 

The crash occurred at about 3:45 a.m. The westbound lanes opened just after 4:30 a.m.

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