Injury Accident Shuts Down I-26 in Charleston County, South Carolina

February 18, 2019

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC. – According to a news story reported online by, an injury-causing vehicle accident shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate 26 in Charleston County, South Carolina. Little information about the wreck is known at this time. The crash reportedly happened in a construction zone.* 

The crash happened early in the morning, during the overnight hours.. The Charleston Police Department and South Carolina Highway Patrol arrived at the scene of a wreck on I-26 West at about midnight on February 12. It is not clear at this time how many vehicles were involved or what types of vehicles were involved. 

The Charleston County Dispatch reported that injuries resulted from the wreck, but officials did not say how many people were injured. They also did not describe the extent of injuries or say whether anyone was transported away from the scene for emergency medical care. None of the victims of the wreck has been identified at this time. 

It appears the accident happened in a construction zone where overnight construction work has been taking place to build an overpass at Meeting Street that will connect the street to I-26. A new interchange on I-26 will also allow Leatherman Terminal to be connected to I-26. 

It is not clear whether any construction workers or construction vehicles were involved in the collision. No information was reported about the cause of the accident or the circumstances leading to the accident. Authorities are still in the process of completing their investigation of the accident, and they will update reported information at a later time. 

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