Wreck involving State Transport officer snarls I-26

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A multi-vehicle accident had motorists parked on the west bound lanes of Interstate 26 Friday morning.

According to Charleston police, a State Transport Police Officer and another motorist were involved in an accident around 8:55 a.m. on I-26 west bound near Exit 219.

According to Charleston County Traffic deputies, the three vehicle accident involved a South Carolina State Transport vehicle, a sedan, and a jeep.

CCSO officials said the Transport Officer was escorting an oversized load onto I-26 from the ramp in the right lane and was stopped on the interstate with blue lights and siren activated.

As the vehicle shifted to the middle lane the driver of the sedan slowed and was struck in the rear by the jeep. The impact pushed the sedan into the SUV being operated by the State Transport Officer.

The driver of the sedan was transported from the scene by Charleston County EMS with non life threatening injuries.

Two lanes of traffic were closed as the accident was investigated and cleared upon arrival of two tow trucks. All lanes of traffic were opened up for traffic at 10:00 a.m.

The driver of the Jeep, Craig Rogers of Mount Pleasant, was issued a traffic citation for Driving Too Fast for Conditions.