Another single motor vehicle accident on the Saluda Grade

Published 2:39 pm Thursday, May 26, 2022

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Wreck occurs a few hours after tractor-trailer flips at same location


COLUMBUS – Thursday morning a single motor vehicle accident occurred on I-26 East around the 63.5 mile marker in Columbus. I-26 East was completely shut down due to personnel safety and reopened around 30 minutes later, once the wreckage was removed and officials deemed it safe to do so.

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Emergency officials quickly arrived on scene, including Saluda’s Engine 23 and Columbus’ Rescue 22 and Ladder 22.

Earlier Thursday morning, a semi-truck overturned at mile marker 63 making the single motor vehicle accident the second wreck to happen at approximately the same location in the span of 6 hours. One lane of traffic remained open during the cleanup of the overturned tractor-trailer.