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Traffic along Interstate 26 slowed to a crawl on Thursday after an Acura struck two tractor-trailers, causing one to overturn.

A Moncks Corner man is facing a reckless driving charge after he struck two tractor-trailers on Interstate 26 at 11:40 a.m. Thursday, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Judd Jones.

The 23-year-old, who was driving a 2010 Acura, received minor injuries when he left the eastbound lane of traffic and struck two tractor-trailers in the westbound lane at mile marker 135, Jones said.

The Acura first struck a 2015 Freightliner driven by a 29-year-old man.

Next, the Acura struck a 2006 Kenworth driven by a 33-year-old man.

Neither of the men were injured.

The 2006 Kenworth overturned in the median. It was hauling concrete, Jones said.

Traffic in the area was at a standstill until one lane in each direction of traffic opened.

Jones said all lanes of traffic were opened around 4:30 p.m.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 15 years.

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