Authorities identified him as Jason Wright, 40.
Police said the accident occurred about 10:40 p.m. when Aniel Ortiz Bofill, 28, ran the stop sign at the intersection of the Thomson Bypass and Wrens Highway. Bofill’s semi was then hit by an approaching tractor-trailer, killing Wright.
It is the intersection’s third fatal accident since the bypass was completed about four years ago.
According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper David Osborne, Bofill ran the stop sign and was hit on the right side by the southbound semi.
Trooper Steve Shelton said Wright was killed on impact. Bofill walked away from the accident. He was taken by ambulance to University Hospital McDuffie with minor injuries.
On Tuesday morning, firefighters from McDuffie County Fire Rescue along with Department of Transportation workers were at the crash site clearing oil and hazardous debris.
Shelton said charges are pending and the state patrol’s specialized collision reconstruction team was called in to investigate.