It was around 1:32 a.m. when a 2016 Dodge pickup truck collided into the back of a tractor-trailer on I-85. Like most people who have been involved in an accident, the occupants of the Dodge pickup and the driver of the tractor-trailer got out of their vehicles to assess the damage that had been done and/or to see if those involved had sustained any injuries. Sadly, that is when tragedy struck.
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South Carolina State Troopers told WYFF that after Jeff Virgil Whitlock Jr., 76, and his grandson Jarrett James Whitlock, 18, got out of their Dodge pickup and were standing nearby to the vehicle, anothertractor-trailer came up from behind hitting both the Dodge pickup truck and the Whitlocks. As a result of the impact, the tractor-trailer pushed the pickup truck forward which then hit the 52-year-old who had been driving the tractor-trailer that was initially involved in the crash. He was transported to a nearby hospital, however, the source did not provide any details on his condition. Unfortunately, troopers were able to confirm that the Whitlocks died at the scene of the crash.