Traffic

Overturned dump truck blocks I-20 in Columbia, causes traffic standstill

An overturned truck, which caused road closures and traffic issues for hours on I-20 westbound in Columbia.
An overturned truck, which caused road closures and traffic issues for hours on I-20 westbound in Columbia. David Jones, S.C. Highway Patrol

Update, 1:52 p.m.: All lanes were cleared and reopened.

A dump truck transporting crushed cars caused a standstill on I-20 in Columbia on Friday morning.

The truck overturned around 10 a.m. on July 5 on I-20 westbound at exit 70. Two right lanes were closed.

The accident caused injuries to the driver of the truck, according to highway patrol spokesperson David Jones, but it was unclear what those injuries were.

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Isabella Cueto is a bilingual multimedia journalist covering Lexington County, one of the fastest-growing areas of South Carolina. She previously worked as a reporter for the Medill Justice Project and WLRN, South Florida’s NPR station. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, where she studied journalism and theatre arts.
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