The accident involved a 2001 Chevrolet SUV and two tractor-trailers, The Times and Democrat reported.
Five people in the SUV were killed, and two SUV passengers were injured, officials said, according to WIS. The SUV was headed east on I-26 when the driver went off the road into the median, crashed through the median barrier and kept going into the westbound lanes, WIS reported.
The SUV then was struck by the two tractor-trailers that were westbound, causing the SUV to flip several times, according to WIS.
On Thursday evening, Marshall told The Times and Democrat she could not immediately release the names of the victims.
“We are still doing identifications and still have to notify the next of kin. ... Until we do that, we don’t have any other information at this time,” Marshall told the newspaper.
Jamison Fire Department Chief Kirk Davis said one tractor-trailer caught fire, according to The Times and Democrat.
The drivers of the tractor-trailers were not injured and were wearing seat belts, S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Tyler Tidwell told the newspaper.
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Besides the Jamison Fire Department and the Orangeburg County EOC, the Orangeburg County Emergency Medical Services, the Orangeburg County Coroner’s Office and the Providence, Four Holes, West Middle and Edisto fire departments responded to the scene, The Times and Democrat reported.
The S.C. Highway Patrol and its Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team are continuing to investigate, the newspaper reported.