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SUV torched following wreck near Harleyville; two hospitalized

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The aftermath. The aftermath.
Firefighters on scene. Firefighters on scene.
The torched SUV. The torched SUV.
The semi involved is sitting on the right shoulder in the background. The semi involved is sitting on the right shoulder in the background.
DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Two people were taken to the hospital early Thursday after their SUV caught fire off Interstate 26 following an accident involving an 18-wheeler.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the wreck happened in the westbound lanes of I-26 near Second Bend Road around 6:40 a.m.  At the time of the wreck, first responders were already stationed nearby on the other side of the interstate for an earlier wreck involving an 18-wheeler.

Both lanes of I-26 westbound were closed as fire crews worked to extinguish flames which torched the vehicle.  A viewer said the flames reached a nearby tree canopy about 20 feet in the air. 

The road was reopened just before 8 a.m.

Troopers told Live 5 Reporter Mark Davenport an 18-wheeler was involved, but would not say exactly how.  The wreck remains under investigation.

The condition of the occupants of the SUV is unknown at this time.

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