2017-09-13 / For The Record


Traffic was blocked on Highway 56 at Byne Sunshine Road last Thursday, Sept. 7, for several hours as crews worked to extract the driver of this SUV, pictured above, after it crashed into a tractor trailer. According to reports, the driver of the SUV was the only person in the vehicle. He was transported to Augusta University Medical Center for serious injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured. On Friday, Sept. 8, one lane of Highway 25 was closed after a multi-vehicle crash at McManus Road, pictured below. BCSO Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard said the accident greatly slowed evacuation traffic and that drivers were speeding in excess of 85 to 100 miles per hour.

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