2 killed in fatal crash on I-77 in Chester Co.

CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. -- Highway Patrol is on the scene of a fatal crash that killed two people in Chester County. 

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety says troopers are investigating a fiery crash with a fatality on I-77S at mile marker 68. Officials say six vehicles were involved, including three tractor-trailers. Multiple patients were taken to area hospitals via chopper and ambulance. 

SCHP says a tractor-trailer headed southbound on I-77 rear-ended a passenger car triggering a chain reaction crash. One vehicle crossed the median, struck a northbound tractor-trailer and caught fire. 

Of those who have been identified, the Injured in the crash were 39-year-old Alyssa Hunter, 30-year-old Robert Campione, Moses Gaither and Ashley Marie Hadish. 

A 2-year-old was ejected from one of the vehicles and taken to the hospital by helicopter. 

The deceased have only been identified as a driver of a tractor trailer and an 80-year-old occupant of one of the passenger cars. 

“Well, I sat on the highway moving about three miles in two hours. I’m driving home from Macon, Georgia; I’m now five-and-a-half hours in the making, which is normally a three-and-a-half-hour trip,” one driver said. 

The roadway was completely closed to motorists, and a detour was put into place. The road reopened late Thursday night.

Copyright 2016 WCNC


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