S.C. Troopers: Driver Killed In Head-On Collision In Union County

UNION CO., S.C. — S.C. troopers are investigating a fatal two-vehicle collision that occurred on US Highway 176 in Union County early Friday morning.

Around 8 a.m., investigators say the driver of a 2009 Freightliner bucket truck, Luke Sheppard, 28, was heading north on US Highway 176 when he traveled left of center and struck a 2014 Ford Expedition SUV heading south head-on.

Sheppard was injured in the collision and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Troopers say the Ford driver, yet to be identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation into this collision is active and ongoing.

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