Two dead in Florence County log truck accident

Around 10:45 this morning, a log truck driver ran off Francis Marion Road and hit a mound of dirt at the intersection of Tabernacle Road.

Because so many logs fell over the cab of the truck and on the side of the road, crews originally thought there was another vehicle involved.

Highway Patrol spokesman Sonny Collins tells us only the log truck was involved. Francis Marion Road is closed due to the accident.

Don Reynolds, deputy coroner for Florence County, says there were two people in the log truck and both died in the accident.

Highway Patrol's special accident investigation team is on scene, which is standard procedure any time someone dies in a traffic accident.

We expect the names of the victims to be released around 6:00 p.m.