Highway 17 in Ravenel reopened after accident

RAVENEL, SC (WCSC) - Northbound lanes of Highway 17 in Ravenel were shut down briefly Tuesday evening due to a single-car accident.

According to Maj. John Clark with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, three people were in a car that crashed. Clark said the accident appeared to be speed-related. The car veered off the road and struck a tree.

Clark said the driver was flown to the Medical University hospital with life-threatening injuries. The two passengers were also taken to the hospital, but Clark did not know their conditions.

Clark said the accident happened around 5:30 p.m. Traffic was flowing again in both directions by 7 p.m.

Deputies had been advising commuters to avoid the area.

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