I-26 eastbound lanes now open after fatal crash near Newberry

NEWBERRY, SC (WIS) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol reopened the eastbound lanes of Interstate 26 near Highway 121 around 11 p.m. Sunday after a fatal accident.

At 4:11pm Sunday, troopers responded to the wreck near mile marker 69, just a few miles to the northeast of Newberry.

Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster said a car traveling westbound crossed the median and hit a car traveling eastbound. One person in the car traveling eastbound died.

The interstate was closed for around 7 hours while troopers reconstructed the accident.

Foster said in addition to the fatality, multiple people were injured. One person was airlifted to an area hospital and another three patients were transported to the hospital.

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