Tanker driver hurt after overturning in Greenville Co.

GREENVILLE CO., S.C. (WSPA) – A truck driver was hurt after troopers say he tried to avoid hitting a deer and his tanker overturned in Greenville County.

The accident happened around 5:39 p.m. Sunday on McCall Road near Log Shoals Road.

Troopers say a 31-year-old Jacksonville, Florida man was driving west in a 2014 Freightliner on McCall Road when a deer ran out in front of him.

He tried to avoid hitting the deer, causing him to run off the right side of the road, hit a tree, and overturn, troopers say.

The driver, who was wearing a seat belt, was injured and taken by ambulance to Greenville Memorial Hospital.

The road was closed as emergency crews worked to move the tanker truck.

According to our crew, the truck was carrying a flammable resin, but there was no leak.

No charges will be filed.

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