Man dies days after crash that injured 5 others near Westmoreland Bridge

Six people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash that left I-526 shut down for hours Thursday.
Published: Nov. 16, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 27, 2023 at 10:51 AM EST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A 74-year-old man died five days after a serious crash that injured several people in West Ashley and shut down a portion of I-526 for several hours, the Charleston County Coroner’s Office has confirmed.

Isaac Washington, of Charleston, died at MUSC at 3:43 p.m. on Tuesday from injuries he suffered in the Nov. 16 crash, Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal said.

Charleston Police responded at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 16 to the crash in the westbound side of I-526 just past the Westmoreland Bridge involving three vehicles.

Sgt. Anthony Gibson said the initial investigation showed a Hyundai Palisade traveling on the right-hand shoulder collided with a Toyota Corolla and a Lexus RX350. The Toyota and the Lexus were in a travel lane.

In the immediate aftermath of the crash, police said six people were injured, two of them seriously.

The crash shut down the westbound lanes of I-526 for over five hours. While officers investigated the crash, drivers were rerouted to Leeds Avenue.

Officers reopened that portion of the interstate just after 10 p.m.

Gibson said no charges have been filed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Charleston Police Department Traffic Unit at 843-965-4084.