A 23-year-old Lexington man is dead after being struck by three cars while walking along I-26 in Lexington County Sunday night.
Zayquane Ebaye Delano Jackson, 23, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene due to blunt force injuries sustained in the incident, according to Lexington County coroner Margaret Fisher.
Trooper Judd Jones with S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) says the accident happened at 9:42 p.m. Sunday evening when three cars traveling west on I-26 hit Jackson in the roadway near the Dixiana Exit near mile marker 119.
Both the driver and a passenger in a four-door 2014 Ford vehicle were taken to Palmetto Richland with minor injuries, according to Jones. No one from the other two cars involved -- a 2006 Toyota and a 2012 Mazda -- was injured, says Jones. Jones says they were wearing seat belts.
All three lanes of I-26 West were closed and traffic was detoured for about three hours Sunday evening while SCHP investigated and the scene was cleared. I-26 West reopened shortly before 1 a.m. Monday morning.