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Posted on: January 31, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Police Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision on SC-41

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                                                                                                                     **Media Release**                                                                                                                            For Release: January 26, 2023

Police Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision on SC-41

Charleston, S.C. - The Charleston Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating a fatal collision involving two motor vehicles that occurred around 6:45 am on SC-41, approximately 1 mile north of Reflectance Drive.

A motor vehicle was southbound on SC-41 when it struck a motor vehicle northbound on SC-41. The roadway has one travel lane in each direction with a single yellow dashed-line lane divider. 

CPD patrol officers, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Deputies, and Berkeley County EMS responded to the scene. One involved individual was transported to a local hospital. A second occupant was pronounced deceased on the scene. All involved parties are accounted for, and impairment does not appear to be a factor. 

MAIT investigators closed SC-41 in both directions between Reflectance Drive and Brick Church Road while they completed their investigation. The roadway was reopened at 12:50 pm to vehicular traffic. This fatal collision remains under investigation. No charges have been filed at this time. The Berkeley County Coroner’s Office will release the name of the deceased. 

Anyone with information pertinent to the investigation is asked to contact the Charleston Police Department Traffic Unit at (843)965-4084. 

This fatal accident is the first (2nd) fatal collision investigated by the Charleston Police Department in 2023. Fatal Traffic Collision Breakdown Year-to-Date:

•Vehicle versus Pedestrian – 1

•Vehicle versus Vehicle – 1

•Single Vehicle – 0

•Vehicle versus Motorcycle – 0

CPD investigated zero (0) traffic-related fatalities at this time in 2022.

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