Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Following a fiery crash on I-26 earlier this month, the driver of an overturned trailer has died.

Cpl. Brent Kelly with the South Carolina Highway Patrol confirmed the 45-year-old driver died on Christmas day at the Augusta Burn Center.

Kelly said on December 4 around 3:30 a.m. the driver was heading west on I-26 when he ran off the right side of the road near mile marker 119. The tractor trailer hit the guardrail, overturned and caught fire.

After the accident he was taken to Lexington Medical Center and was listed in critical condition. Officials say they still do not know what caused the driver to run off the road.

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