(WLTX) -- One person is dead following a two-vehicle crash involving a tractor trailer on Saturday morning, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Troopers say the collision happened just before 10:30 a.m. on Interstate 20 at the 67 mile marker. Officials say the 47-year-old motorist driving the freight liner switched lanes and hit a 2007 Chevrolet causing the driver to lose control. The driver of the Chevrolet was pronounced dead at the scene and was wearing a seatbelt.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts identified the victim as 51-year-old Walter Antonio Simmons from Elgin. Watts said Simmons was taken to Palmetto Health Richland where he died just after 11 a.m. on Saturday. An autopsy will be performed on Sunday.
Officials say the driver of the 18-wheeler was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured.
This crash remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.