• May 09, 2017

Floyd Sims Killed in Chester County, SC, Truck Accident

Chester County, SC -- May 5, 2017, Floyd Sims was fatally injured in an accident following an incident where his truck crashed off-road.

Chester County authorities were called out to the scene of the accident Friday morning around 8:30 a.m. just outside the town of Chester.

According to police investigators, 79-year-old Sims was traveling eastbound along the highway in a tractor-trailer. As he did so, officials say that a large tree suddenly fell onto his truck mid-drive. This caused the truck to lose control and run off the side of the roadway. The truck overturned into an embankment before coming to a stop.

Medical officials reported that the initial collision from the tree is what killed Mr. Sims, He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No further information has been released.

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