Police continue to investigate a Sunday afternoon accident in Sumter that involved six vehicles and injured nine people, according to Sumter police.
The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the at the intersection of Alice Drive and Wesmark Boulevard northwest of Sumter near U.S. 76, Tonyia McGirt, a spokeswoman with the Sumter Police Department, said.
The driver of a 2014 Dodge Avenger was traveling south on Alice Drive from Broad Street toward Wesmark when the accident happened, according to reports.
Police believe a medical condition may have contributed to the accident.
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The 57-year-old driver lost control of the car, rear-ended another vehicle and bounced off before striking three other vehicles, McGirt said. The first vehicle struck veered across the intersection and struck a pickup.
Two of the injured were airlifted to a Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, McGirt said. Their conditions are unavailable, but their injuries are not considered life-threatening.
McGirt said eight others were taken to Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter, and most were released Sunday.