Deputy, motorist rear-ended in I-26 wreck

Traffic piles up at the site of the wreck.
Traffic piles up at the site of the wreck.

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say two people were taken to the hospital after a wreck involving a Charleston County deputy and two SUVs on Interstate 26 snarled traffic for commuters Tuesday.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol Senior Trooper Bridget Wyant, the wreck happened in the eastbound lanes of I-26 at the Cosgrove Avenue exit, mile marker 216, around 7:20 a.m.

Wyant said a Charleston County Sheriff's Office deputy and a Kia SUV were slowing for traffic when the Kia was struck from behind by a Chevrolet SUV, causing a chain reaction which resulted in damage to the Crown Victoria as well.

The Kia driver was taken to Medical University of South Carolina while the driver of the Chevrolet was taken to Trident Hospital.  Both of their injuries were minor.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office deputy, who was driving an unmarked cruiser, was not harmed in the crash.

Two lanes of the road were closed for an hour and half, Wyant said.  Charges are pending in the incident.

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