Coroner Identifies Victim In Fatal Wreck On Chesnee Hwy.

Credit: Larry Dengate

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.

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Credit: Larry Dengate

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.

 

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Aftermath of the fatal Chesnee Hwy wreck that killed one person. Photo courtesy of Larry Dengate
Aftermath of the fatal Chesnee Hwy wreck that killed one person. Photo courtesy of Larry Dengate

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