All lanes of I-16 EB at Dean Forest Rd. open following accident - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

All lanes of I-16 EB at Dean Forest Rd. open following accident


All lanes of Interstate 16 eastbound are now open after an overturned cement truck closed down all lanes late Wednesday afternoon.

Crews have righted the truck and are working to remove it from the roadway. The cause of the wreck is still under investigation. 

Luckily, injuries from the accident were relatively minor. The driver of the cement truck and the driver of the sedan also involved in the wreck were transported to the hospital.

There is no word on what may have caused the wreck, but traffic was backed up as crews worked to clear the area.

The cement truck caught fire in the moments after the wreck, and paramedics transporting the driver from an earlier accident on Interstate 95 were driving by when it happened.

"From that other wreck on I-95, it happened right behind them," said Fire Chief Wade Simmons. "They were able to stop, used a small fire extinguisher to get the fire knocked down until we got units on the scene. The injuries do not appear to me serious at this time, but I-16 will be shut down for quite some time until they can get this thing turned over. "

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