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I-26 Eastbound back open following fuel spill

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According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, all eastbound lanes of Interstate 26 are back open following an early morning crash that spilled close to 9,000 gallons of fuel.

Deputies say a two car collision occurred on I-26 at the 191 eastbound mile marker shortly before 3 A.M. in Berkeley County.

A tractor trailer carrying 8,700 gallons of gasoline overturned and spilled on the interstate. SCHP said they're not sure how much spilled but the Department of Health and Environmental control was notified and is recommending people stay indoors, away from fumes.

SCHP said the driver of the tractor trailer, 27-year-old William Wieters, was speeding on I-26 when he struck 19-year-old Nitaya McCormick.

The interstate was closed until 2 P.M. Saturday. The closure happened at the 187 east mile marker and traffic was re-routed to 78, back to Jedburg Rd.

The driver of the tractor trailer, Weiters, was transported to MUSC where he is in serious condition. SCHP said he is charged with driving too fast for road conditions.

 

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