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46-year-old North Augustan killed in McCormick County collision

South Carolina Highway Patrol
South Carolina Highway Patrol(WRDW)
Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 4:51 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 30, 2021 at 6:20 PM EST
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CLARKS HILL, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - A 46-year-old from North Augusta was killed in a traffic accident involving a logging truck and another vehicle.

The crash was reported at 4:02 p.m. on South Carolina Highway 28 at Clarks Hill Highway, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The roadway was blocked at the location, just east of Strom Thurmond Lake.

Troopers say 36-year-old Jarvis Devoris Elam, from Lincolnton, was driving a 2018 Freightliner tractor-trailer and pulling a trailer. Elam was traveling north on South Carolina Highway 28 and attempted to turn left on Clarks Hill Highway when the Dodge minivan struck the rear of his car.

Elam was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured.

The driver of the minivan died on the scene of the collision. The person is said to be a 46-year-old from North Augusta, South Carolina. Their identity has not yet been released. They were wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident and were entrapped inside the car.

This accident remains under investigation by South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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