FIRST ALERT: All I-26 lanes reopened following tractor trailer crash; driver cited

Eastbound side of I-26 closed; detours in place

VIDEO: Lanes remain blocked after I-26 tractor trailer crash

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol says all I-26 eastbound lanes have reopened near the Ridgeville exit following an accident involving a tractor trailer.

The crash, reported at 6:57 a.m. near mile marker 187, had all lanes closed for a time with detours set up for eastbound and westbound drivers, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern.

According to authorities, the driver ran off the right side of the road, hit a concrete barrier, then the vehicle overturned blocking all lanes and caught on fire.

The driver exited the vehicle, was taken to the hospital and was released.

He was cited for improper lane usage.

The westbound detour has since been shutdown and those lanes reopened.

Eastbound drivers were being detoured to SC27 to US78 to Jedburg Road to I-26.

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