Charlotte man killed in accident on I-26

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - All eastbound lanes on I-26 at the Ridgeville Road exit are back open after the South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated a fatal accident Monday morning.

Coroner Bill Salisbury says 43-year-old Juan Martinez of Charlotte was killed when a dual-wheel truck crossed the median and hit his pickup truck.

The crash, ruled accidental, was called in at 5:57 a.m., according to the Highway Patrol.

The area of I-26 was closed for several hours as the accident was investigated.

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