I-26 west open after fatal motorcycle, semi collision near Broad River Road

Interstate 26 west is opened after a fatal collision of a motorcycle and a tractor trailer on Interstate 26.

At least one person is dead after the wreck which happened about 12 p.m., according to Trooper David Jones. The two vehicles collided near mile marker 101 close to Broad River Road.

The west bound lanes are now reopened after being closed for nearly three hours. Traffic backed up about three miles on the interstate and Broad River Road experienced heavy traffic, according to authorities.

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The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated.

In July, 13 people died on roadways in South Carolina, the Department of Public Safety said. Of those, three were motorcyclist not wearing helmets.

This story will be updated as The State receives more information.

David Travis Bland won the South Carolina Press Association’s 2017 Judson Chapman Award for community journalism. As The State’s crime, police and public safety reporter, he strives to inform communities about crimes that affect them and give deeper insight into victims, the accused and law enforcement. He studied history with a focus on the American South at the University of South Carolina.