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Hwy 278 open after dump truck wreck; intersection of Saint Gregory Drive closed until further notice

BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) -

The Bluffton Police Department is investigating after a dump truck rolled over on Highway 278 at Buckwalter Parkway, around noon on Wednesday. 

Officials with the Bluffton Township Fire District say the truck was carrying golf cart batteries when it rolled over in front of the BTFD headquarters station. The crews saw it happen and responded immediately. They then reported that the driver was entrapped and requested a medical helicopter to the scene. Crews say it took about 20 minutes to free the driver, who was then flown to a local trauma center. 

Emergency crews are still on the scene clearing the wreck. This incident was a joint response from several agencies. Beaufort County EMS, Bluffton PD, and the Town of Bluffton Public Works all responded. 

The intersection of Saint Gregory Drive will remain closed until further notice. Drivers are urged to use caution in this area.

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