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I-26 eastbound lanes reopened following 9-vehicle crash

Published: Jun. 24, 2021 at 5:30 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 24, 2021 at 2:37 PM EDT
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BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - I-26 eastbound lanes have reopened after a fiery crash near Nexton Parkway early Thursday morning.

Officials say the fire broke out after a crash at 5:03 a.m. Thursday on the eastbound side of I-26. The crash happened between Exit 194 toward Jedburg Road and a mile before the Nexton Parkway.

One eastbound lane of I-26 reopened shortly before 10 a.m. for a short time, apparently to allow drivers caught between the accident and a detour to clear the roadway. Eastbound lanes shut down again at around 11 a.m., nearly six hours after the crash was reported.

At 2:10 p.m., troopers announced that all lanes were reopened.

South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Nick Pye says there were nine cars involved in one collision, but only one person was transported to the hospital for their injuries. Pye has confirmed there were “no fatalities that [he was] aware of.”

A motorist passing by the crash scene recorded this footage of the fiery aftermath of the crash...
A motorist passing by the crash scene recorded this footage of the fiery aftermath of the crash in the eastbound lanes of I-26.(April Peters)
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The Dorchester County Fire Department, Berkeley County Fire Department, Pine Ridge Fire Department, and Berkeley County EMS responded to the scene, troopers say. There were at least four fire trucks on the scene.

Motorists were asked to avoid the scene and take detours organized by the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.

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