Three People Tragically Die in Orangeburg County Crash
ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC – According to an online news report at wistv.com, three individuals died in an accident that caused the blockage of all lanes on Interstate 26 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina close to mile marker 154, per the South Carolina Highway Patrol.*
Law enforcement officials noted that a Freightliner truck was going eastbound on Interstate 26 when a driver crossed over the median and slammed into a 2008 Toyota van in a head-on crash. There were four individuals in the van.
The driver of the truck was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and was transported to a local hospital. Three individuals in the van perished at the scene of the accident.
The fourth occupant of the van, a child, was taken by medical helicopter to an area hospital where he or she is being treated for serious injuries, per the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Authorities with the South Carolina Highway Patrol and its MAIT team are currently conducting an investigation of the fatal accident. All lanes going west on Interstate 26 were opened once again after being closed for several hours while emergency crews worked the scene. There is no word on the current status of the child and the truck driver at this time. There are no further details on the accident.
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