One person died and another was hospitalized in critical condition after a three-vehicle wreck on University Boulevard early Thursday afternoon, according to the North Charleston Police Department.

The person who was killed died at the scene near Charleston Southern University, police spokesman Spencer Pryor said. The victim's identify was not immediately released.

The road was shut down for several hours after the accident.

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