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FAIRFIELD, S.C. — One person is dead after an afternoon car accident in Fairfield county.
According to Trooper Tyler Tidwell with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident happened a little after 6pm on US 21 near Old US 21.
A 1992 tractor-trailer was traveling south on US21 when it went to make a turn onto old USC 21. According to troopers a car also driving south on US21 struck the tractor trailer, then went off the road and struck a tree.
The driver of the car was transported to MUSC-Fairfield where he later died of his injuries.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.
The accident remains under investigation.
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