Garbage truck, 18-wheeler collide on Hwy 17 in Ravenel - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

Northbound lanes of Hwy 17 near Old Jacksonboro Road in Ravenel could be closed for about an hour

Garbage truck, 18-wheeler collide on Hwy 17 in Ravenel

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18-wheeler that slammed into garbage truck is lifted by crane off Savannah Hwy at Old Jacksonboro Rd. Friday morning. 18-wheeler that slammed into garbage truck is lifted by crane off Savannah Hwy at Old Jacksonboro Rd. Friday morning.
RAVENEL, SC - The Charleston County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit is investigating an collision that was reported at 5 a.m., Friday morning, involving a semi-tractor trailer and a dump truck on Hwy 17 near Old Jacksonboro Road in Ravenel.

One southbound lane has been closed and they are closing both northbound lanes to clean the roadway following Friday's crash..  Major Watson says there is a lot of debris on the road to clear off.  The northbound lanes may be closed for about an hour..

According to our deputies, the dump truck was parked in the median preparing for a trash pickup when a semi-tractor trailer  traveling southbound swerved and collided with it head-on.

Both drivers were transported to Medical University of South Carolina  to be treated for their injuries. Both drivers had severe injuries and are in serious condition. This accident is being investigated by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.
 





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