Driver seriously injured after crash at Highway 56 near Byne Sunshine Road

A driver was hospitalized after colliding with a truck at Highway 56 near Byne Sunshine Road in Burke County on Thursday afternoon.

Authorities closed the road after the driver’s SUV collided with a tractor-trailer , a news release from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office states.

The highway at Byne Sunshine Road was closed for up to 2 hours to extricate the driver, according to the news release.

The driver, who was the vehicle’s sole occupant, was taken to AU Medical Center with serious injuries, the release says.