ST. STEPHEN, SC – A 25-year-old truck driver died, and four other people were hospitalized on Friday after a multi-vehicle accident involving two 18-wheelers on a highway in St. Stephen.
Live 5 WCSC reports that the incident occurred when a westbound 2013 Freightliner tractor-trailer overturned around 1:15 p.m. on Highway 52 near the intersection with Colonel Maham Drive. The cause of this initial crash is unknown at this time, but police say that cargo from this first semi-truck struck a second 2018 Freightliner as it travelled east on Highway 52. A Ford SUV then collided with the second semi-truck.
The driver of the second 18-wheeler, identified as Marcus McFadden, died in the collision.
Additionally, medics transported four people to the hospital with injuries sustained in the crash. These include the driver of the first 18-wheeler, a passenger from the second semi-truck, and the driver and passenger from the SUV. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.
A full investigation is underway.
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