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Tanker truck crash kills one after catching fire in Orangeburg County

Motorists are urged to use caution driving down US Highway 301 near Exit 97 of Interstate 95....
Motorists are urged to use caution driving down US Highway 301 near Exit 97 of Interstate 95. (Source: MARTHA ROSE BROWN, T&D)((Source: MARTHA ROSE BROWN, T&D))
Published: Feb. 1, 2019 at 1:15 AM EST
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ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Motorists heading through Santee on U.S. Highway 301 should caution as they travel through the area.

According to the Orangeburg Times and Democrat, a tanker truck caught fire after crashing on the highway near I-95 near Exit 97 just after 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Officials with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the truck was traveling north on U.S. Highway 301 when it collided with a 2012 Acura. The truck overturned and caught fire.

According to SCHP, the driver and passenger in the Acura were not injured.

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