Update on fatal Santee tanker truck fire on Hwy. 301 near I-95

SANTEE, S.C. (WCIV) – A massive tanker truck fire has led authorities to close a portion of U.S. Hwy. 301 near its junction with Interstate 95 near the town of Santee on Thursday.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports the tanker driver died on scene after colliding with another vehicle.

Holly Hill Police say the tanker caught fire after the collision. Authorities say smoke from the fire could be seen for miles.

Troopers say no one from the other vehicle was injured.

As of 3:45 p.m. S.C. Dept. of Transportation traffic cameras showed firefighters still on scene battling the flames.

Highway Patrol is investigating this incident.

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