As of about 8:20 a.m., all lanes of Okatie Highway in Bluffton are open following a three-vehicle accident with multiple injuries Wednesday morning near the traffic circle at intersection of May River Road.
The accident, which happened around 7:15 a.m., closed one eastbound lane of the highway for about an hour, Bluffton Police Department spokeswoman Joy Nelson said.
Traffic into Bluffton remained slow as of about 8:30 a.m.
The wreck sent two people to local hospitals with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries, Nelson said. A third person was treated on the scene for minor injuries.
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Nelson said the accident was “a chain reaction” that occurred after the lead car slowed down and the trailing two cars rear-ended the vehicles in front.
At one point, traffic was at a near standstill from the traffic circle to the Beaufort County line.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
Lisa Wilson: 843-706-8103