RICHLAND COUNTY, SC The driver of a 1998 Dodge pickup truck died Tuesday afternoon after falling out of the moving truck when the driver-side door opened.
The accident happened at 4:10 p.m. on the west-bound entrance ramp of I-20 from Broad River Road, said Lance Cpl Matt Southern of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
The driver was not buckled-up, Southern said. As the truck was turning right onto the entrance ramp, the door popped open and the driver fell out of the truck, Southern said.
The driver died at Palmetto Health Richland as a result of the injuries.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol continues to investigate the accident.