A 70-year-old North Carolina woman was charged with traveling too fast for conditions after allegedly causing a horrific crash on I-26 near the mile 85 marker in Newberry County shortly before 10 a.m. Monday morning.
“Luckily, no one was badly hurt,” said S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Brent Kelly.
The woman, Carolyn Tucker, of Oak Island, N.C., was heading east driving a 1997 Toyota SUV when it struck a camper being pulled by a 2010 Ford F250 pickup, Kelly said.
That impact caused the pickup truck driver, Henry Cantrell, 73, of Zirconia, N.C., to lose control of his vehicle. It went into the Interstate median area and overturned, Kelly said.
Tucker and two passengers in Cantrell’s pickup truck were taken to Lexington Medical Center, he said. Their conditions were not known early Monday afternoon.
Interstate traffic was slowed considerably after the accident, Kelly said, but was back to normal by lunchtime.
All were wearing seat belts, which may have been the reason injuries weren’t more serious, he said.