Crashes involving eight vehicles on Goose Creek Boulevard and Rivers Avenue led to the deaths of three motorists and shut down traffic for several hours on Monday.
According to Goose Creek police, the driver of a Ford F-150 was traveling south on Goose Creek Boulevard about 11:40 a.m. when he struck the rear of a Nissan Cube, also traveling south. The collision forced both cars across the median into northbound traffic.
Then, the Nissan was struck by a northbound Chevrolet SUV, while the Ford continued south in the northbound travel lane and entered North Charleston. At that point, traveling east in the westbound lanes of Rivers Avenue near Otranto Road, it struck several other vehicles before stopping, police said.
The Nissan’s driver and the Ford’s driver were killed, according to Goose Creek police. The Chevrolet’s driver was taken to the hospital and was expected to survive.
A third person was killed in the North Charleston collision. Police did not have information Monday night on how many people total were injured. Their conditions were not disclosed.
The victims had not been publicly identified on Monday.
Rivers Avenue at the site of the crash remained closed for nearly nine hours, reopening shortly before 9 p.m. Monday.
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