Fatal Collision Shuts Down Newberry Highway

Newberry County, SC (WLTX) - A collision in Newberry County Saturday left a person dead and blocked a road there for several hours.

The collision happened just after 6 a.m. Saturday on Highway 121 south of Whitmire at Duncan Creek.

Newberry County deputies say a car and a tractor trailer collided at the location, killing one of the people inside the vehicles. The circumstances leading up to the collision have not been released.

The tractor trailer leaked diesel fuel after the crash, and hazardous materials crews had to come to the scene to clean up the spill. While crews dealt with the situation, deputies rerouted traffic along that stretch of the road.

While there's no indication the fuel leaked into Duncan Creek, the Department of Health and Environmental Control did go to the scene to consult with officials.


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