Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the person who died in a tractor trailer vs. tow truck accident that occurred at the intersection of Fairview Road and Bub Shumpert Road in the Pelion area of Lexington County at approximately 3:10 P.M. on June 27, 2023.
According to Coroner Fisher, Mr. Walter Elliott Wilkins, 63, of Augusta, GA was traveling westbound on Fairview Road when he struck a tow truck attempting to turn westbound on Fairview Road from Bub Shumpert Road. Mr. Wilkins, who was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision, was pronounced dead at the scene from the injuries he sustained. The driver of the tow truck was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Lexington County Coroner’s Office continue to investigate this incident.