1 dead, 2 injured in wrong way crash that shut down southbound lanes of the Ravenel Bridge

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Editor’s note: Charleston PD later told News 2 only two people were taken to the hospital instead of three as first reported.


CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A deadly collision involving a wrong-way driver shutdown the southbound lanes of the Ravenel Bridge for several hours early Sunday morning.

Officers with the Charleston and Mount Pleasant Police Department’s responded to a multi-vehicle crash on the bridge just before midnight.

Authorities say one person was killed in the collision and two others were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

A Hyundai sedan that was traveling in the wrong direction collided head-on with a Ranger Rover SUV. Police say the impact caused a Jeep SUV traveling behind the Ranger Rover to crash.

The female driver of the Hyundai died at the scene. She was identified by the Charleston County Coroner’s Office as 32-year-old Morgan Swain of Charleston.

Southbound lanes of the Ravenel Bridge were shut down for several hours while crews responded to the scene. All lanes reopened just before 4:30 a.m.

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