Man dead after wreck in Powdersville

The tow truck was carrying a vehicle when it crashed off I-85 in Anderson County. Photo by David Rogers.

A man is dead at the scene of a wreck in Anderson county early Friday morning.

The highway patrol reported the wreck around 1:30 a.m. in Powdersville.

Pelzer Emergency Medical Services also responded to the 1:30 call.

Local law enforcement officials were able to ping the drivers cell phone and locate the wreckage.

Coroner Greg Shore identified the victim as William Armstrong, Jr. from Piedmont.

They say he was the driver of the vehicle, but have not said if he died from the crash or another reason.

An autopsy is planned for Friday to figure out how he died.

The accident remains under investigation by the coroner’s office and the SC Highway Patrol.

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