Lanes on I-26 east reopen following fatal collision near Orangeburg County


UPDATE: Troopers say I-26 east at mile marker 164 is now clear for drivers.

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WCBD) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a crash has blocked part of I-26 east on Saturday morning.

Troopers say a Jeep SUV was travelling in the wrong direction on the eastbound lane of I-26 at around 2:20 am on Saturday, October 10 when it crashed into a 2018 Kia Optima.

The driver of the Kia Optima was killed as a result of the accident and was wearing a seat belt.

The two passengers of the Jeep are seriously injured and were transported to a nearby hospital.

Officials say the accident happened in Orangeburg County near Vance Road between Bowman and Providence.

Troopers say a detour is in place at exit 159 and said drivers in the area should expect delays.

The Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

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