All lanes reopen after multi-vehicle crash closes portion of Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island

All lanes reopen after multi-vehicle crash closes portion of Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island
Minor injuries were reported in a multi-vehicle crash Monday morning in Pawleys Island. (Source: Midway Fire Rescue via Twitter)

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (WMBF) – All lanes of Ocean Highway are back open after a crash closed part of the road and caused major backups Monday morning.

According to information from Midway Fire Rescue, the southbound lanes of Ocean Highway were closed for “some time” for cleanup operations. All lanes reopened around 10:30 a.m.

Photos posted to the department’s Twitter feed indicate the wreck involved two vehicles and a tractor-trailer.

Midway Fire Rescue Division Chief Mark Nugent said the driver of the tractor-trailer was trapped in the cab of the vehicle because of the trees. They were able to cut the trees and safely get the driver out of the cab, according to Nugent.

He added that the drivers of the other two vehicles were not hurt.

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