CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Coroner's Office has identified the woman killed in a wrong-way crash on I-26 late Thursday night.
Shakerria Williams, 20, died in a motor vehicle accident that occurred on I-26 West near mile marker 220, according to Charleston County Coroner Sheila Williams.
Dispatchers received a call about the incident at approximately 11:39 p.m. near mile marker 219, according to North Charleston Police spokesman Spencer Pryor.
The incident began after a collision on I-26 westbound near Mount Pleasant Street involving two vehicles, Pryor said. After that crash, a vehicle ended up traveling the wrong way on I-26 back toward downtown, he said. At roughly the entrance to the Ravenel Bridge, the vehicle traveling in the wrong direction collided head-on with another vehicle and then was struck by a second vehicle traveling west, police say.
Williams, who was a passenger in the vehicle that was headed in the correct direction, was killed. The drivers in the first two vehicles were taken to MUSC, while the driver of the second car to strike the vehicle traveling in the wrong direction was not injured, Pryor said.
The roadway reopened to traffic at approximately 5:30 a.m.
Viewer videos and pictures from the scene showed a car with heavy damage to its front and rear.
The Charleston Police Department is investigating the accident.