News: Multi-vehicle crash on I 26 leaves one dead, one injured
BERKELEY CO., SC – All westbound lanes were shut down on I 26 Monday after a deadly accident involving at least six vehicles.
WCSC reports that the accident occurred on I 26 near mile marker 187 on March 8th. According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident was initially caused by a Freightliner truck that rear-ended a Chevrolet Malibu. The Malibu subsequently crashed into a Ford Ranger that exited the roadway and overturned. A Nissan Altima, Peterbilt truck, and Ford Van were also struck in the process.
The driver of the Chevrolet Malibu was pronounced dead at the scene. They have been identified as 46-year-old William Myers. The driver of the Ford Ranger was immediately transported to Trident Medical Center. Their identity and condition remains unknown.
Everyone involved had been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
The Berkeley County Coroner’s Office and South Carolina Highway Patrol continue to investigate the accident.
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