Officials reported that one person was killed and two others injured in a crash in Richland County, SC around 635pm on I-20 eastbound near Broad Rive Road Exit 65.
The crash occurred when someone went the wrong-way on I-20 east. This is the second wrong-way crash to occur in the area in the last 24 hours.
Officials said the crash occurred when a 2020 Nissan sedan headed west in the eastbound lanes and struck a 2021 Toyota sedan that was heading in the correct direction on the interstate.
The driver of the Toyota died from injuries sustained in the wreck and a passenger was taken to the hospital. The driver of the Nissan was also injured and taken to the hospital. It’s unclear what condition the two survivors of the crash are in.
The crash comes less than a day after a three-vehicle crash occurred on I-77 in Richland County that also involved a vehicle traveling the wrong way and left that driver dead. That crash happened at around 5 a.m. on Saturday.
All accidents are preventable. South Carolina is one of the worst states of accidents and two lives were tragically taken away too soon.