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Three Tragically Die in Accident on Interstate 26 in Orangeburg County

June 28, 2019

ORANGEBURG, SC – According to an online news report at, three individuals died after an 18-wheeler crashed head-on with another automobile in Orangeburg County, South Carolina.*

A man from Mt. Airy, Georgia was driving a 2011 Freightliner tractor-trailer going eastbound on Interstate 26 when it “crossed over the median” and hit into a 2008 Toyota van head-on, per the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The three individuals who were located in the van died as a result of the impact of the crash. A fourth person in the van was transported by a medical helicopter where they are being treated for serious injuries.  

The South Carolina Highway Patrol indicates that the driver of the tractor-trailer was taken to an area hospital where he is being treated for his injuries.  The man was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

The medical examiner’s office has not yet released the identity of the three individuals who perished in the crash.  According to the news report, the “[t]he incident remains under investigation by the S.C. Highway Patrol and the Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team.”

The roadway was closed for a number of hours as motorists needed to pursue detours around the Interstate 26 crash site.  

There are no further details on the accident at this time.  

Earlier this week, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety that seven people perished on South Carolina roadways over the past weekend.  Six of the deaths happened on United States routes, South Carolina roadways, and secondary roads.  One death happened on a country road.

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety further indicates that 438 individuals perished on South Carolina highways this year as of late June, which is compared to 494 fatalities during the same time of year in 2018.

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