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Car, Tractor-Trailer Collide in Fatal Accident on South Carolina Bridge

February 25, 2019

ANDERSON COUNTY, SC. – According to a news story reported online by, a car and a tractor-trailer collided in a fatal accident on a bridge in Anderson County, South Carolina. The tractor-trailer was hauling live chickens when the accident occurred, and it ended up tipping onto its side on the edge of the bridge.* 

The collision took place on the afternoon of February 18 on the Lake Hartwell bridge in Anderson County. A tractor-trailer that was reportedly hauling live chickens somehow collided with a car on the bridge. No description of the car was reported. The tractor-trailer was reportedly transporting the chickens to Greenville County, South Carolina, for processing. It is unclear what direction the two vehicles were traveling on the bridge before the accident. 

The news report states that police have not yet provided information about the cause of the accident or what circumstances contributed to the crash. After impact, the tractor-trailer tipped over, and the side of the truck was resting on the bridge wall. Part of the truck was hanging over the side of the wall. 

Authorities said that one person died in the accident, but they did not release the identity of this person. It is unclear whether the person was in the tractor-trailer or in the car. Authorities also reported that some of the chickens on the truck fell into the lake below when the truck was tipped over.

Officials are still investigating the accident, and updated information will be reported by news outlets when it is available. No additional information was reported at the time of this report.   

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