• Driver dead, another injured in wreck due to slowed traffic

    Driver dead, another injured in wreck due to slowed traffic

    One driver is dead and another is injured after a serious wreck on Interstate 20 in South Carolina on Monday. 

    The accident happened on June 17th in Columbia, South Carolina on I-20 near mile marker 94 between the rest area and the Wateree River bridge. 

    According to News 19, two tractor trailers were heading east on I-20 when one slowed for stopped traffic. The first rig was then struck from behind by a second semi truck, seriously damaging at least one tractor trailer and spilling a load of lumber. 

    The truck driver in the first rig was transported to a nearby hospital. The driver of the second truck died in the wreck.

    The incident forced the closure of I-20 and detoured vehicles off of the highway at the 92 mile marker exit before directing them to Highway 601, Highway 521, and back to I-20. 

    No further information has been released.

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