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U-Haul truck driver killed in crash on major highway in the Midlands, coroner says

A person driving a U-Haul truck was killed Monday morning after crashing on a stretch of a major highway that runs through the Midlands, the Sumter County Coroner’s Office said.

The crash occurred just before 5 a.m. at the 134 mile marker on Interstate 95, Coroner Robbie Baker said in a news release. That is close to the juncture with U.S. 378 near Turbeville.

Florence resident Joshua Oakley, 39, was identified as the driver, Baker said.

The U-Haul was heading south when the crash occurred, and Oakley died at the scene, according to the news release.

Baker said an autopsy is scheduled for Oakley Tuesday at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Information on what caused the wreck, or if any other vehicles were involved, was not available.

The crash remains under investigation by the coroner’s office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

Noah Feit is a Real Time reporter with The State focused on breaking news, public safety and trending news. The award-winning journalist has worked for multiple newspapers since starting his career in 1999.
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