Folly Road reopened after fiery wreck involving deputy

The deputy cruiser, after the wreck.
The deputy cruiser, after the wreck.

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Folly Road is back open Tuesday morning after a wreck involving a Charleston County sheriff's deputy near the James Island connector.

The accident happened around 6:30 a.m. and forced emergency crews to shut down all lanes of Folly Road near Ellis Oak Drive after the deputy's cruiser caught fire.

South Carolina Highway Patrol officials say the deputy was responding to a service call when he lost control, went across the median, and collided with an SUV driving in the opposite direction. Officials said the deputy had his blue lights and his siren on when the incident happened.

Witnesses at the scene reported hearing ammunition going off in the truck of the cruiser during the fire.

Both the deputy and civilian were taken to MUSC for treatment of minor injuries.

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