SC interstate proving deadly

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 9:01 AM
Last updated 7:12 PM
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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — There’s been another fatal wreck on a deadly stretch of Interstate 26 between Summerville and I-95.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a 21-year-old Summerville woman died late Wednesday when her car ran into some trees beside the road. The victim was Rachel McBryde Kam-Johnson.

The state Transportation Department wants to spend $5 million to cut trees in the median along 30 miles of the interstate and put up a cable guardrail.

But state lawmakers said the trees could not be removed without approval of the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments. The council is looking into other options after objections from lawmakers and others to the plan.

Between 2007 and 2011, 44 people were killed and more than 700 were hurt in almost 2,000 crashes along the stretch of interstate.

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corgimom 08/29/13 - 09:48 am
If people wouldn't drive like

If people wouldn't drive like a bat out of Hell on the freeways, and paid attention to what they were doing, there wouldn't be a problem.

nothin2show4it 08/29/13 - 10:11 am

It appears to me that the people in the Summerville area prefer to save trees over human life. What a shame.

Mr. Thackeray
Mr. Thackeray 08/29/13 - 03:20 pm
Sure, guns kill...tress

Sure, guns kill...tress kill...never people! That section of road is only dangerous because of the people who are driving it!

proudgunowner 08/29/13 - 10:00 pm
There is nothing wrong with the road

I travel to Charleston at least once a month and there is NOTHING wrong with that stretch of road. It's about as straight as any section of Interstate highway in South Carolina for miles....It's people not paying attention to their driving that is the problem. The trees have probably SAVED some lives as they keep people from crossing the median and hitting someone head on. I'd like to see the statistics of how many of those fatalities involved alcohol or drugs and how many of the victims were not wearing seat belts.

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