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Boy, 4, and grandmother identified as victims in North Charleston traffic crash

Cosgrove and Rivers Wreck

One of the vehicles involved in an accident at the intersection of Cosgrove and Rivers avenues the morning of July 29, 2022. Two people died in the seven vehicle accident. Brad Nettles/Staff

A 4-year-old boy and his grandmother died in the seven-car traffic collision July 29 at a busy North Charleston intersection.

Jo’siah Fragier, from North Charleston, and Johns Island resident Debora Page, 62, died in a crash that occurred just after 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Cosgrove and Rivers avenues, according to Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal. The grandmother and grandson died at the scene. 

Three additional people were transported to a hospital for injuries sustained from the collision, North Charleston police spokesman Harve Jacobs previously said. 

The intersection was closed for most of the day as firefighters worked to excavate a scorched car and police investigated.

A man who was waiting at a nearby bus stop at the time of the crash said he observed two gas "explosions" from the crashing cars. Debris flew across the intersection and landed near him, though he was not injured.

It remains unclear what caused the multi-car pileup. Jacobs said an incident report is forthcoming.

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story had the date of the crash wrong in one reference. 

Reach Ema Schumer at eschumer@postandcourier.com. Follow her on Twitter @emaschumer.