Car Crash on I-20 near Exit 1

The Hartman Law Firm, LLC | October 13, 2023, at 09:01 a.m.

Major Overnight Crash Blocks Lanes on I-20 Near Columbia, SC

A serious multi-vehicle collision occurred late last night on Interstate 20 near exit 1 in Columbia, fully blocking all lanes for several hours. The crash was reported at 11:56 pm on Tuesday evening.

South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the scene. As of this morning, details regarding any injuries and the condition of those involved have not yet been released. The cause of the accident also remains under investigation.

Initial reports indicate multiple vehicles were struck in the rear-end collision. Highway patrol has barred public access to the crash site while authorities examine evidence and remove damaged vehicles.

The interstate closure caused major traffic delays and congestion overnight. Motorists reported extensive backups and standstill traffic lasting through the early morning commute.

South Carolina Highway Patrol is leading the ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash. Further updates will be provided once additional details and information become available. The public is asked to avoid speculation until the facts are confirmed.

There is no word yet on when all lanes of I-20 near exit 1 will fully reopen. Officials recommend drivers steer clear of the area and plan alternate routes if possible this morning.

The Hartman Law Firm, LLC is very sorry to the victims of this accident and the loved ones who are having to go through this challenging time. If you have been the victim of a car accident or a wrongful death, please call for a free 20-minute consultation.

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