Photo of the 18-wheeler involved in the accident. (Photo source: Errol Williams)
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -
Police say no charges are being filed against the driver of an 18-wheeler involved in a crash that shut down all westbound lanes on I-526 early Monday morning.
Police say the driver, who was transported to the hospital for treatment after the crash, may have suffered "a medical episode," according to North Charleston Police spokesman Spencer Pryor.
The 18-wheeler struck a disabled vehicle on I-526 WB between Exit 20 to Virginia Avenue and Exit 18A to Rivers Avenue. All lanes were shut down while crews responded, and traffic was rerouted onto North Rhett Avenue.
No one was inside the disabled vehicle at the time of the crash, Pryor said.
Diesel fuel, oil, and gas spilled on the interstate resulting in a fire, police said.
One westbound lane was temporarily opened to let cars stuck between North Rhett Avenue and the accident pass, then remaining traffic was diverted onto North Rhett Avenue. SCDOT traffic cameras showed major delays stretching back over the Don Holt Bridge.