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Coroner identifies man who died in tractor-trailer-vs-tow truck accident in Lexington County

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the person who died in a tractor
trailer vs. tow truck accident that occurred at the intersection of Fairview Road and Bub
Shumpert Road in the Pelion area of Lexington County at approximately 3:10 P.M., Tuesday.

According to Fisher, Mr. Walter Elliott Wilkins, 63, of Augusta, GA was traveling
westbound on Fairview Road when he struck a tow truck attempting to turn westbound on
Fairview Road from Bub Shumpert Road. Mr. Wilkins, who was wearing his seatbelt at the
time of the collision, was pronounced dead at the scene from the injuries he sustained.

The driver of the tow truck was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Lexington County Coroner’s Office continue to
investigate this incident.

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