Beaufort News

3-car wreck injures 2 in Burton

A three-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Trask Parkway and Laurel Bay Road injured two people Sunday afternoon, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. 

Two of the vehicles collided head on and sustained significant damage in the wreck, which took place just before 3 p.m., Burton Township district spokesman Dan Byrne said. 

A 2015 Volkswagen Jetta was traveling southbound on Trask Parkway when it rear-ended a 2012 Lexus, Sgt. Bob Beres of the Highway Patrol said. The Jetta then continued through the intersection and struck a 2007 Honda Pilot that was stopped and facing northbound, Beres said.

The driver of the Jetta, 65-year-old Suzanne Stevenson, was charged with driving too fast for conditions. She and her husband, Michael, were transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital, according to Beres. He could not say where the couple lives or how old Michael Stevenson is. 

Their injuries were not life threatening, Byrne said. 

No other injuries were reported, and everyone involved was wearing a seat belt. 

Beaufort County EMS, the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort's fire rescue division and Beaufort County Sheriff's Office responded to the accident as well. 

It was the third major wreck in the area in less than 48 hours, Byrne noted.

On Saturday morning, a fully engulfed car fire was extinguished on Trask Parkway.

That afternoon, the driver of a pickup truck was entrapped following a two-vehicle wreck on Laurel Bay Road. 

The intersection was blocked for half an hour as emergency crews cleared the scene.

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