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Tractor-trailer rear-ends car on I-20, killing driver and passengers, SC Highway Patrol says

Three people were killed after a tractor-trailer struck a car on a highway in Richland County, the South Carolina Highway Patrol announced.

Just after 2 a.m. Saturday, a 2016 Kia Forte and a 2011 Freightliner tractor-trailer were traveling west on Interstate 20 near Arcadia Lakes at mile marker 76, Master Trooper Michael Ridgeway said. The Kia stopped in the roadway and the tractor-trailer struck it from behind.

No other details were available.

The driver and two passengers of the Kia Forte died on the spot from their injuries. They have not been publicly identified by the Richland County Coroner’s Office.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

According to the South Carolina Department of Transportation, all lanes of I-20 were blocked immediately after the crash. It cleared up on Saturday morning.

The SC Highway Patrol continues to investigate the incident.

There have been 229 traffic fatalities in the Palmetto State through Saturday, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

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