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.