Edgefield man dies in collision




A 75-year-old man died after being hit by a tractor trailer in Edgefield County late Sunday evening.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Elva Petterson, of Graniteville, was traveling eastbound on Ridge Road in a 1997 Ford Explorer around 11 p.m. when he ran a stop sign and was hit by a truck traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 25.

Petterson was transported to Medical College of Georgia Hospital where he later died. Troopers said he was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The driver of the tractor trailer was identified as Hercules Fields, 39, of North, S.C.

The incident is still under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.



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