Wrong-way driver involved in multi-vehicle crash on Rivers Avenue; multiple fatalities confirmed

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UPDATE: Both the Charleston and Berkeley County Coroners have identified three victims involved in a series of crashes that happened in Goose Creek and North Charleston along US 52 on Monday – READ MORE HERE.

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities say a wrong-way driver was involved in a multi-vehicle crash Monday on US 52/Rivers Avenue near Otranto Road.

The crash, which shut down all lanes of Rivers Avenue near the US 52 overpass, happened around 11:40a.m.

The Goose Creek Police Department reports that the driver of a Ford F-150 was traveling southbound on the 200 block of Goose Creek Boulevard when it struck a Nissan Cube, also traveling southbound, from behind. Both vehicles were forced across the median into oncoming traffic.

The Nissan spun “sideways and was struck in the front passenger door by a northbound Chevrolet SUV.”

The Driver of the Ford continued driving southbound in the northbound lane, striking colliding with several other vehicles upon entering North Charleston. The Ford ultimately came to a stop in North Charleston.

The driver of the Nissan and the driver of the Ford died on scene. The driver of the Chevrolet sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

The North Charleston Police Department is also investigating, as the incident was multi-jurisdictional.

According to a witness, the crash occurred shortly after another collision on S. Goose Creek Boulevard near the Goose Creek Reservoir.

As of 6:30 p.m., crews were still working to clear debris from the roadway.

Rivers Avenue remained closed for around nine hours, reopening after 8:30 p.m.

This is a developing story. Count on us for updates.

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