SC truck wreck blocks I-95 traffic

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SANTEE, S.C. — Interstate 95's southbound lanes are blocked in South Carolina by a wreck that killed one person and injured two others who had been trapped in a tractor trailer cab.

Orangeburg County Fire District director Gene Ball told multiple media outlets the wreck happened about 4 a.m. Friday on I-95 at the U.S. 176 crossover south of Santee.

Ball says one person died and two others were hurt when the rig overturned. The names of the victims have not been released.

He says four crews worked to get the people out of the truck. Fire department crews, three heavy wreckers and two helicopters were at the scene.

Ball says the Highway Patrol is detouring traffic around the area, just north of I-26. U.S. 176 is also closed.

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humbleopinion 07/09/10 - 09:36 am
A big percentage of CDL

A big percentage of CDL drivers are extremely unqualified to drive a truck. They may have the "technical" skills to run through the gears and turn the steering wheel but they are lacking in maturity, judgement, common sense and courtesy. I travel well in excess of 60k miles per year in my job and I've seen countless examples of rude and dangerous truck drivers. Automobile drivers and not exempt from the above listed traits either. Common sense has long left the average driver in America. People are too self centered to think about their actions and the effects they have on others. Dark tinted windows have made drivers "anonymous" to those around them so they no longer have to show their face to those they have cut off, flipped off or run off the road.

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