Colleton County firefighters reported that a fatal crash involving a tractor-trailer truck closed northbound Interstate 95 near Walterboro.

The wreck was reported about 7:45 a.m. and caused trees to fall into the highway, which was blocked near McCleod Road and mile marker 62.

Firefighters said a patient was heavily entrapped.

The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

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