GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. -
A wreck involving several vehicles caused a major backup on Interstate 85 late Tuesday afternoon.
The wreck happened at 4:51 p.m. on I-85 at the 51 mile marker in Greenville County.
Lance Cpl. Tony Keller of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said that 62-year-old Michael Rollins, of Waterloo, was traveling south on I-85 when a truck driven by 63-year-old Hector Nunez, of Fountain Inn, had slowed down due to traffic. Rollins struck the back of the truck and swerved into the left lane.
According to Keller, Rollins struck a SUV driven by Albert McCreary, 64, of College Park, Georgia, and caused McCreary to swerve and hit an 18-wheeler driven by Martin Hesseling, 39, of Davenport, Iowa. McCreary's SUV overturned and struck a Honda sedan driven by Makeya Kinard,19, of Boiling Springs.
McCreary and a passenger in the car, 64-year-old Anne McCreary, were transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital. They were each wearing a seatbelt. Rollins, who was also wearing a seatbelt, was also transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
Rollins was charged with driving too fast for conditions and driving without insurance. Check our Traffic Watch page for the latest updates as we work to get more information.