Wrong-way driver dead after head-on crash on I-85 in Anderson Co.

ANDERSON CO., S.C. (WSPA) – One person is dead after a wrong-way crash on I-85 southbound at mile marker 9.

The S.C. Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 9 p.m. Monday when the driver of a car was driving north in the southbound lanes of I-85 and collided with a pickup truck.

The driver and passenger of the pickup truck were not injured in the crash.

The driver of the car was trapped in the car and died at the scene, according to Highway Patrol.

The coroner’s office identified the driver as Gerald Freeman, 66, of Lilburn, Georgia.

An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday.

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