All lanes reopen after deadly 3-vehicle Beaufort County crash

Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 5:29 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 14, 2021 at 9:53 AM EDT
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BLUFFTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office says all lanes of Highway 278 in Bluffton have reopened after an investigation into a deadly Wednesday night crash.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the crash happened at approximately 10:42 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 278 near Moss Creek Drive, Master Trooper Brian Lee said.

Lee said a 2018 Dodge Journey was crossing U.S. 278 when it was struck by a 2012 Hyundai sedan and a 2013 Infiniti SUV. The passenger of the Dodge Journey was ejected and died from their injuries.

The drivers of all three vehicles were sent to the hospital, Lee said.

The Beaufort County Coroner’s Office has not yet released the victim’s identity.

The crash remained under investigation by the Highway Patrol and its accident investigation team.

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