Truck driver fatally injured in I-85 crash


The Anderson County Coroner’s office is investigating a tractor trailer crash that occurred around 4:42 pm Wednesday on I-85 North near mile marker 31 in Anderson County.
Charlie Boseman, Chief Deputy Coroner identified the driver who was fatally injured in the crash as Gilbert Ray Bennett, Jr. 45, of Vancouver, Washington. The victim was
pronounced deceased on the scene due to multiple traumatic secondary to blunt force
According to Boseman, the investigation indicates that the victim was traveling north on I-85 and apparently lost control of his vehicle after the vehicle suffered a tire blow-out causing the vehicle to travel off the highway and impact several trees.
The investigation is on-going by the Anderson County Office of the Coroner and the
South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Pelzer EMS, Anderson County Fire Department and South Carolina Highway Patrol
responded to the scene.