Victim identified in Interstate 26 accident - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Victim identified in Interstate 26 accident

Jamie Cortinas (Source: Facebook) Jamie Cortinas (Source: Facebook)

CALHOUN COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The victim of a fatal accident that had Interstate 26 shut down for nearly 15 hours Thursday has been identified.

47-year-old Jamie J. Cortinas was driving eastbound on I-26 when the accident happened.  She and her daughter Kelly were traveling in a white Pontiac G6.

Just after 9am, South Carolina Highway Patrol says a minivan was traveling eastbound next to a tractor trailer.  Somehow, the two vehicles made contact and crossed the median.  Both went through the cable barrier and collided with another tractor trailer and the car Cortinas was driving.

WIS News 10 spoke to one of Cortinas' co-workers yesterday.  He said she was on the phone with her husband shortly before the accident.  The call was lost.  We do not know if that is when the accident happened.

Cortinas' Facebook page says she was enjoying a vacation in Charleston with one of her daughters, but that she was ready to go home.

Four other people were injured in the accident.  Two truck drivers, the driver of the minivan, and Cortinas' daughter were all taken to the hospital.

Jamie Cortinas was from Hendersonville, Tennessee.

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