1 killed, 7 injured in I-26 crash | News
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS)- One person died and seven others were taken to area hospitals following an accident on Interstate 26 early Tuesday morning.
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 2 a.m. near the 98 mile marker, which is approximately one mile east of the Peak exit.
Troopers said a westbound 2004 Chevy Suburban ran off the interstate and into the median. The driver then overcorrected causing the vehicle to overturn, investigators said.
The driver was ejected and killed. He has been identified as Demariel C. Smith, 19, of Gaffney.
Seven passengers, including 4 children, were transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. All of the passengers were wearing seatbelts.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said Smith and his relatives were returning home from the beach.
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