I-26 in Orangeburg Co. reopened following head-on collision that killed three people

I-26 in Orangeburg Co. reopened following head-on collision that killed three people

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - Three people have died in a crash that blocked all lanes on I-26 West in Orangeburg County near mile marker 154, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Officials said a Freightliner was traveling east on I-26 when the driver crossed over the median and hit a 2008 Toyota van in a head-on collision. There were four people inside the van.

The driver of the freightliner was wearing a seatbelt when the incident occurred and was taken to a hospital. Three passengers inside the van died at the scene.

The fourth passenger in the van was a child who was airlifted to a local hospital with serious injuries, according to Highway Patrol.

Officials with SCHP and its MAIT team are investigating the crash.

All lanes westbound on I-26 have reopened after being blocked for hours.

Several detours were set up for motorists heading that way earlier this afternoon, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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