LAKE CITY, S.C. — A Lake City man died Tuesday evening when the tractor he was on was struck by a tractor-trailer.

The 4:50 p.m. crash happened on U.S. 378 near East Friendfield Road, said Lance Cpl. Tyler Tidwell with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

A 2003 Sterling tractor-trailer that was westbound on the road struck the tractor from behind, Tidwell said.

Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken identified the victim as Walt Gaskins, 54.

The crash remains under investigation.

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