COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -
Emergency officials in Colleton County say 300 gallons of orange juice leaked into a swamp near Yemasee following a truck accident that injured two people on Wednesday.
Colleton County Fire and Rescue reported the accident happened early Wednesday morning on I-95 at mile marker 41. First responders reported locating a tanker truck on its side with heavy damage to its cab.
According to CCFR officials, the truck left the roadway at a high rate of speed, struck over a dozen trees before crashing into an embankment.
Emergency officials say crews extricated a female passenger from the cab. Authorities reported that the woman suffered multiple traumatic injuries including a head injury.
Responding units said they had to use a saw to cut the roof of the truck in order to get to the driver, a 63-year-old man from Florida. CCFR officials say the driver also received multiple traumatic injuries and was later transferred to the trauma center at MUSC.