SC Highway Patrol reported a wreck on Chesnee Highway and Mill Gin Rd around 4:11 p.m., Thursday.
Benjamin Franklin Collins, 56, of Mooresboro, N.C., was pronounced dead at the scene after his 18-wheeler went off the roadway into the wood and caught fire, according to the Cherokee County Coroner.
According to Lt. Gary Miller with the SC Highway Patrol, no other people or vehicles were involved in this crash.
There were four fire departments and Cherokee Emergency Management at the scene.
Little Friends Childcare Center says the wreck happened near the daycare. They are located at 1831 Chesnee Hwy in Gaffney.
The daycare evacuated all the kids to the Cherokee Creek Baptist Fellowship Building.