Tractor-trailer collides head-on with pickup truck, one identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the individual who died as a result of a motor vehicle collision on Fernandina Road Monday. The incident occurred shortly after 7 p.m.

According to the coroner, Calvin Ray Casson, 51, of Columbia, was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the collision. He was traveling east on Fernandina Road when a tractor-trailer, traveling west on I-26, left the right side of the interstate, went through a fence, and collided head-on with Casson’s pickup truck.

Casson was wearing a seatbelt when the collision occurred. The driver of the tractor-trailer suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The collision is being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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