Truck drivers in good condition following fiery wreck

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - MUSC officials say two men are in good condition after their tractor-trailers crashed early Wednesday morning on Interstate 26 eastbound.

Authorities say 40-year-old Samuel Rose and 48-year-old Robbier Clark were taken to the hospital following the early morning accident. Two trucks collided near mile marker 209 then caught on fire just after 3:30 a.m., according to South Carolina Highway Patrol. Heavy flames and smoke could be seen spewing from the crash. Eastbound lanes of I-26 were closed until just after noon Wednesday.

Troopers say Rose slowed down for a construction zone and was rear-ended by Clark. Troopers also said both trucks were carrying wood chips, causing an intense fire which was more difficult to extinguish.

The Department of Transportation brought in sand to help clean up some of the oil and fuel that covered parts of the interstate after the wreck.

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