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2 accidents slow traffic on Highway 170 in Okatie. One vehicle flipped, police say

An accident at near Tidewatch Drive blocked lanes on S.C. 170 around noon on Friday.
An accident at near Tidewatch Drive blocked lanes on S.C. 170 around noon on Friday.

An accident at S.C. 170 and Tidewatch Drive blocked lanes and slowed traffic just after noon on Friday, according to the Beaufort County traffic camera system.

A vehicle flipped over in the accident, but no serious injuries were reported, according to Capt. Bob Bromage, spokesman for the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

The accident happened about 11:18 a.m., said Lance Cpl. Matt Southern, spokesman for the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The vehicles involved were a 2003 Dodge Caravan traveling south on S.C. 170 and a 2012 Ford four-door sedan making a left turn, Southern said.

The sedan struck the side of the Caravan, which overturned, according to Southern, when the minivan’s driver “disregarded the traffic light.”

The minivan’s driver was cited for disregarding a traffic-control device, he said.

Both drivers were alone in their vehicles, and both were wearing seat belts, he said.

A second accident occurred about the same time on S.C. 170 and Argent Boulevard, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management Division.

That accident was minor, Bromage said.

Details were not available about the types of vehicles involved and the circumstances of that crash.

Both accidents were cleared by 1:30 p.m.

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