Coroner investigating fiery collision on I-85 N in Cherokee Co.


Troopers and firefighters blocked off a lane of traffic near mile marker 103 on I-85 northbound Saturday morning after a single car wreck that turned deadly, according to troopers.

The wreck was reported with injuries just after 4:00 a.m. on the South Carolina Highway Patrol website.

Our crew on scene reported seeing members of the Blacksburg Fire Department searching the area below the road where the car appeared to have run off the road, though emergency crews on scene would not confirm that yet.

The Cherokee County Coroner said a male driver was the lone occupant of a Toyota SUV that ran off the right side of the road, entered a wooded area and overturned. The car then caught fire.

The driver was partially ejected and was trapped under the vehicle.

He was pronounced dead on scene.

The coroner has yet to release the identity of the victim. Dental records will be used to assist in the identification.

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