The Berkeley County coroner has released the name of the man who succumbed to injuries sustained in an I-26 multi-vehicle crash on Monday, March 8. He was identified as 46-year-old William Myers of Huger, South Carolina.
The accident occurred near mile marker 187. Coroner George Oliver said Myers died at the scene.
According to Trooper Tyler Tidwell, it all began when a Freightliner tractor-trailer rear-ended a Chevrolet Malibu which Myers was driving. This caused four other vehicles to be struck.
One of them, a Ford Ranger, ran off the highway and overturned and the driver was taken to Trident Medical Center for treatment. There were no other injuries reported.
Troopers said everyone involved in the I-26 multi-vehicle crash was buckled up.
At one point, law enforcement officials closed all the westbound lanes to facilitate the investigation. The South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Berkeley County Coroner’s Office will continue to probe the crash.
In other news, the Greenville Coroner’s Office has confirmed that one person was killed in a crash in Taylors on Tuesday, March 9.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the collision happened at 9:31 p.m. on East Main Street near St. Mark Road.
Two motorcyclists were going east when one attempted to pass the other and instead hit the other bike.
Both motorcycles spilled into the street.
Troopers said the bike that was trying to pass the other was subsequently struck by a car.
The individual who was struck by the car died on the scene. Their identity has not been made public.
If your loved one was killed in an accident or you received serious injuries because of a reckless driver, you may be entitled to compensation. A South Carolina car accident attorney can investigate and help you build a case.