Three injured in major I-26 wreck Wednesday, Oct. 5

Published 7:42 pm Thursday, October 6, 2011

Three drivers were taken to area hospitals after a major accident near the bottom of the Saluda Grade section of I-26 Wednesday, Oct. 5 around 7 p.m. According to the N.C. Highway Patrol, Donnie Jones of Griffin, Ga., a tractor-trailer driver, said he jumped out of his moving truck after it lost its brakes. The Highway Patrol said the truck crashed through a guardrail and continued for about a mile, spreading debris on the highway, which  caused another truck to overturn and hit three other vehicles. One of those injured was reportedly in serious condition Thursday,, Oct. 6, but the others were less seriously injured. According to the N.C. Highway Patrol, charges are pending in the incident. (photo submitted)

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