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I-20 tractor trailer accident Friday evening claims one

Fairview, SC (Paul Kirby) - Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said early Saturday morning that a man from Ohio died after being involved in an accident on I-20 in Lexington County Friday evening. Fisher said the collision occurred shortly before 7:00 p.m. near mile marker 48 of Interstate 20 Eastbound.

According to Coroner Fisher, Fadli S. Bashatov, 35, of Ohio was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries he sustained in the crash. Bashatov, who was operating a tractor trailer, struck the rear of another tractor trailer in a congested area. The collision caused Bashatov’s vehicle to leave the right side of the roadway and collide with several trees before coming to a stop. The driver of the other tractor trailer was not injured.

An investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol is ongoing.

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