A three-vehicle wreck on U.S. 278 just after 5 p.m. Wednesday resulted in at least one fatality and led to lane closures in the area, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Bob Bromage confirmed that one person was killed in the accident and said that the S.C. Highway Patrol is handling the investigation.
Capt. Randy Hunter of the Bluffton Township Fire District said the accident involved a school bus, a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle.
The crash was reported at the intersection of Rose Hill Way in Bluffton on the westbound side, according to the Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management Division.
The center and right lanes were blocked on U.S. 278. Traffic also was reported to be backed up on the Bluffton Parkway as a result of detours related to the accident.
Jim Foster, spokesman for the Beaufort County School District, said no students were on the bus because the driver had just completed her route. The bus driver sustained only minor injuries, Foster said.
Additional information about the crash and injuries will be posted as it becomes available.