BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol a motorist was ejected after his car left I-26 and struck a tree in Berkeley County.
According to authorities, a 2004 Kia Optima was traveling west on I-26 when it left the roadway and struck a tree in the area of mile marker 191 around 1 p.m.
The driver was transported by air to MUSC.
The wreck had snarled westbound traffic on I-26 earlier on Wednesday as crews cleared the scene. Troopers said the collision prompted them to close all but one lane heading west.
All lanes were reopened shortly after 3 p.m.
Highway Patrol is continuing the investigation.