Tractor-trailers collide on I-95 | News | The Press and Standard

by | March 15, 2016 12:02 pm

Two tractor-trailers collided near the 48-mile marker on Interstate 95 Tuesday March 15 at 12:56 a.m.

Both vehicles were traveling northbound when one truck ran into the back of the first vehicle. The collision caused heavy damage to both trucks as they went off of the right shoulder and stopped at the tree line. A large amount of oil and hydraulic fluid was spilled onto the roadway.

The rear of one trailer, oil and debris blocked both northbound lanes, causing traffic to stop and back up for several miles.

One truck caught fire after coming to rest against the other truck. An off-duty Ohio firefighter used a portable fire extinguisher to douse the flames.

Bystanders pulled the driver of one truck into the median and began rendering aid until Colleton Fire-Rescue units arrived.

Firefighter-Paramedics treated both men for non-life threatening injuries and transported them to Colleton Medical Center.

Crews removed debris from the roadway and were able to reopen one lane. Fire units remained on the scene for four-and-half hours.

The S.C. Highway Patrol and State Transport Police are investigating the accident. Colleton County Sheriff’s Office also assisted with traffic.

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