Motorist identified in fatal collision with log truck on U.S. Highway 1

Motorist identified in fatal collision with log truck on U.S. Highway 1

KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WIS) - An accident in Kershaw County claimed the life of one driver Tuesday morning.

According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, the victim was driving south on U.S. Highway 1 near Cassatt in a 2004 GMC Envoy before the vehicle went off the right side of the road. The driver over corrected and ran into a log truck traveling north.

Officials say the SUV caught fire after colliding with the truck.

The driver of the log truck did not receive medical attention, but the driver of the SUV died on the scene of the wreck.

The Kershaw County Coroner's Office identified the man as 46-year-old Kenneth Lee Melton.

The collision is still being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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