SUV dragged 1-mile after slamming into back of tractor trailer

Source: Colleton County Fire-Rescue
Source: Colleton County Fire-Rescue

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A New Jersey man who was reported as missing is in critical condition after crashing his SUV into the back of a tractor trailer on I-95 Monday evening.

According to a release from Colleton County Fire and Rescue, the man was speeding down I-95 when he drove into the back of a tractor trailer at 11:40 p.m. near mile marker 54, wedging the man's SUV under the truck.

Officials say the truck driver did not notice the accident until he pulled off on exit 53 and noticed the vehicle was jammed under the back of his truck. The driver of the SUV was missing.

The report states that a number of people called 911 saying a person could be seen crawling across the ground near the exit ramp. Officials would later find the driver of the SUV semi-conscious in the yard of a nearby motel, one block away from the truck.

The victim was taken to Colleton Medical Center, and flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC with multiple traumatic injuries, including an open head injury.

The incident is under investigation.

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