Jackknifed 18-wheeler closes part of U.S. 123

LIBERTY — A jackknifed 18-wheeler transfer truck was the cause of a huge traffic jam on U.S. 123 last Thursday.
Authorities say around 2 p.m. the truck was heading south when the driver apparently ran off the right side of the interstate and over-corrected, causing the accident. State troopers say they believe the driver then went into the median and across the road before the truck jackknifed.
The trailer of the big rig stretched across two lanes and halted traffic between Liberty and Central.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol closed all four lanes of traffic. The northbound lane was reopened around 3 p.m., but the southbound lane was not reopened until after 7 p.m.
Troopers said no one was hurt in the accident. The driver of the truck was issued a citation for driving too fast for conditions.