Mom Dead, 5 Kids Hurt in Crash Involving Tractor-Trailer In Oconee Co.

OCONEE CO., SC – One person is dead and six people have been injured after a wreck involving a tractor-trailer in Oconee Co., Friday morning.

The incident happened shortly after 8 a.m. on Hwy 11 and Armstrong Road.

The Oconee County  Coroner confirms 28 year old Chaity M. Buckler of West Union died a the scene from a head injury.

The coroner says her 24-year-old sister was in a front seat. Five kids were also in the vehicle.

They say Buckler was taking the kids to school at the time of the collision.

All six injured people were taken to locals hospitals.

Highway Patrol says the vehicle was traveling south on Highway 11 when it crossed the centerline and hit a northbound tractor trailer just north of the Armstrong Road.

The truck driver was not hurt and the crash is classified as accidental.


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