Troopers arrest driver who fled fatal I-26 crash on foot

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Published: Oct. 4, 2021 at 4:58 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 4, 2021 at 5:19 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Troopers say they have arrested a man who fled from a fatal collision on I-26 early Monday morning.

Warrants show Xavier Rosado, 26, of North Charleston, was arrested and charged with reckless homicide, leaving the scene of a collision involving death and leaving the scene of a collision involving great bodily harm.

Rosado was being held in the Al Cannon Detention Center had a bond hearing Tuesday morning.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol closed all eastbound lanes of I-26 while they investigated and cleared a fatal crash.

Pye said in a tweet at 4:28 a.m. Monday that I-26 East was expected to be closed for the next few hours. All lanes have since been reopened, traffic cameras confirmed.

Xavier Rosado
Xavier Rosado(Al Cannon Detention Center)

Pye says the crash happened at 12:55 a.m. Monday when a Porsche SUV and Kia SUV, both heading East, collided.

Highway Patrol says the crash was one mile before I-26′s Exit 215 which heads toward Dorchester Road.

Pye says the driver and passenger of the Kia were both taken to a hospital, but the driver subsequently died.

Pye says the driver of the Porsche fled the scene on foot.

The crash happened near the 214 mile marker, so Pye said drivers were being redirected to leave the interstate at Exit 213B toward East Montague Avenue. From East Montague Avenue, Pye says drivers were directed to take Rivers Avenue to Dorchester Road and ultimately reenter I-26 at Exit 215.

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