A single driver caused four separate collisions on Highway 17A near Goose Creek that killed one person and injured five people on September 22, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.
The first collision involved three to five vehicles around 1:15 p.m., on Highway 17A at College Park Road. Officials say, Jeanine Metts, 51, was driving a 2005 GMC Yukon with two minor children in the vehicle. One person in another vehicle was sent to the hospital following the multi-car crash, after which Metts kept driving.
Just a few blocks away, the Yukon next plowed into the back of a Kia. Fortunately, the driver was not injured.
Metts continued on, running into a 2006 Chevy pickup truck just past Myers Road. The Chevy was moving south, and Metts was driving northbound in the southbound lane. This led to her clipping the truck and continuing to drive.
In the fourth crash, she simply drove into oncoming traffic, hitting a BMW. A passenger was killed and the driver was taken to a hospital with injuries. Metts and the two children in her car were also taken to the hospital.
Authorities are still investigating all the crashes. Wrong-way crashes can be caused by a variety of factors, including speed, inattention, and intoxication.
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