South Carolina Highway Patrol charged Kristopher Ray, 36, with driving under the influence after his vehicle rear-ended a dump truck on Interstate 20 near North Augusta Tuesday morning, said Trooper Judd Jones.
Ray was injured in the crash and underwent surgery at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Jones said. He was in serious condition on Tuesday night, hospital spokeswoman Denise Parrish said.
Around 9:45 a.m., Ray was driving his 1998 Ford van in the right lane of I-20 eastbound between mile marker 3 and mile marker 4 when his vehicle rear-ended a Peterbilt dump truck.
The driver of the dump truck was not injured.