GRANITEVILLE (AP) Authorities say the driver of an empty tour bus has died after rear-ending a flatbed truck carrying a tank in stopped traffic on a South Carolina interstate.
Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said 73-year-old William White of Rock Hill was ejected from the bus in the crash June 21 near the Graniteville exit on Interstate 20.
Carlton said in a release that White was following an empty Majestic Tours bus. The first bus missed a stopped flatbed truck carrying a military vehicle, but the coroner says White slammed into the back of the truck.
State Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Judd Jones posted on Twitter that a tank fell off the flatbed truck and it took hours to remove it from the shoulder of I-20.
Authorities say the truck driver wasn’t seriously injured.