Driver killed in crash with 18-wheeler in Greenville identified

The Greenville County Coroner says the driver of a car died after he collided with an 18-wheeler in the 6700 block of Augusta Road near White Horse Road. (Photo by Jason Parker)

GREENVILLE (WSPA) – A man is dead after the car he was driving went under part of an 18-wheeler in Greenville.

Authorities say the accident happened around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday on Augusta Road near White Horse Road.

The Greenville County Coroner’s Office says Thomas Michael Caudle, 22, of Haddon Road in Donald, S.C. was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers say Caudle was driving north on Augusta Road when he lost control of the car, crossed the center line and hit a tractor-trailer.

The truck driver was not reportedly hurt in the crash.

Caudle died from blunt force trauma.

The manner of death has been ruled an accident.