Debra Minder was fatally injured early December 15 in Aiken County, South Carolina as she tried to push her stalled car out of traffic near mile marker 31 on Interstate 20. Ms. Minder, of Eastover, South Carolina, was on the driver’s side of her car, while her fiancé pushed from the rear of the car. They pushed the car, whose hazard lights were reportedly flashing, about four feet out of the roadway before the tanker truck hit her. Kenny Gibbons of Augusta, Georgia, was driving the empty tanker truck owned by Harbin Transport Company, of Sumter, SC. Her fiancé was uninjured, as was her son, who was asleep in the car at the time of the collision. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.
Thanks to AugustaChronicle, the Edgefield Daily and WIS for reporting.