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.