Charleston Police Investigate Fatal Collision on I-526 West
Charleston, S.C. - The Charleston Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating a fatal collision involving three vehicles that occurred on June 19, 2023, at 7:38 p.m. on I-526 West at the base of the Wando Bridge on Daniel Island.
A BMW SUV traveling west on I-526 left the road and struck a tree after colliding with a Nissan van. Immediately preceding the collision with the Nissan, the BMW had been involved in a collision with a Chevrolet SUV on the Mount Pleasant side of the Wando Bridge on I-526 West.
All three vehicles were occupied solely by their respective drivers. EMS transported the male driver of the BMW to MUSC, where he was pronounced deceased a short time later. The driver of the Chevrolet and the driver of the Nissan were each transported to MUSC with minor injuries.
MAIT investigators closed one lane of I-526 West at the base of the Wando Bridge while they completed their investigation. The roadway was reopened at 12:00 a.m.
This 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 that may be pertinent to the investigation is asked to contact the Charleston Police Department Traffic Unit at (843) 965-4084.
This is the ninth (9th) fatal collision investigated by the Charleston Police Department in 2023.
Fatal Traffic Collision Breakdown Year-to-Date:
- Vehicle versus Pedestrian – 4
- Vehicle versus Vehicle – 3
- Single Motorcycle - 2
CPD investigated five (5) traffic-related fatalities at this time in 2022.