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Overturned tractor shuts down US 17 area for seven hours

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COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - An overturned tractor trailer in Colleton County shut down an area of US 17 for seven hours in Colleton County.

The road has since been opened. The accident happened around noon near Pon Pon Plantation Road just south of Jacksonboro.

According to authorities, the truck was traveling north on US 17 when it ran off the right side of the roadway. Investigators say the driver overcorrected causing the truck to overturn. 

The 51-year-old driver and a 41-year-old passenger were transported to a hospital with non life threatening injuries. The driver was charged with driving too fast for conditions.

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