Two die when big-rig crashes along I-20 in Aiken County

Semi-trailer lands in woods after collision on Interstate 20 eastbound
Semi-trailer lands in woods after collision on Interstate 20 eastbound(WRDW)
Published: Dec. 3, 2021 at 10:31 AM EST
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AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Two Missouri men are dead after a semi-trailer landed in the woods off Interstate 20 in Aiken County.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol website, the accident happened near mile marker 31 on Interstate 20 eastbound, heading toward Columbia. Troopers responded to the scene around 5:41 a.m. Friday.

A 2016 Volvo tractor-trailer was traveling east when the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. Both of the occupants were pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the Aiken County Coroner’s Office, The restrained driver of the vehicle, identified as 41-year-old Brian D. McGee and passenger 41-year-old Brandin L. Greear both from Naylor, Mo.

Both occupants will be autopsied in Newberry. The Coroner’s Office along with Highway Patrol are continuing with the investigation.

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