1 dead, 1 hurt after crash on I-26 in Spartanburg Co.

SPARTANBURG CO., S.C. (WSPA) – One woman is dead and her husband is hurt after a crash near exit 44 on I-26 westbound, according to the Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office.

The accident happened at about 2:57 p.m. Saturday.

According to the coroner’s office, 67-year-old Becky Blankenship died from injuries she received in the crash.

Her husband was injured and taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, the coroner says.

All lanes were blocked for a period of time due to the crash.

The Highway Patrol says the accident involved only one vehicle – an SUV.

They say the SUV ran off the road on I-26 and hit a guard rail.

Troopers say the person who died was an occupant in the front seat and died at the scene.

They say her husband was the driver and that both were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

S.C. Highway Patrol, Duncan FD, Enoree FD, and Cross Anchor FD responded to the scene.

The collision is still under investigation by the Highway Patrol.

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