Fatal Wrong-Way Accident on Interstate 26 in Berkeley County in South Carolina
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC - A news story published on abcnews4.com reports that one person was tragically killed. Two other people were transported to a local area hospital following a wrong-way accident on Interstate 26 early Sunday morning.*
According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the incident occurred around midnight near mile marker 201 in Berkeley County in South Carolina. Law enforcement officers stated that a Ford Fusion was traveling west along the interstate's eastbound lanes when it collided with a Toyota Corolla. The Toyota Corolla ran off the interstate, overturned, and crashed into a cable barrier in the interstate's median.
The Ford Fusion proceeded down Interstate 26 and then hit a Toyota Camry head-on. The Toyota Camry then lost control and then ended up in a trench. South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers stated that the wrong-way driver was pronounced dead at the accident scene.
The other two drivers were transported to the Trident Medical Center. One of the victims was then transferred to MUSC. All of the motorists were wearing their seat belts. The fatal, wrong-way motor vehicle accident is currently under investigation.
The name of the deceased has not been released at this time.
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