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Early morning accident causes traffic backup in Lexington

Monday morning collision on Augusta Rd/US-1 at Cedarcrest Drive
Credit: Lexington Police

LEXINGTON, S.C. — Lexington Police report that emergency personnel have cleared the site of a collision at the intersection of Augusta Road/US-1 and Cedarcrest Drive.

According to Lexington Police, the accident happened around 7:30 a.m. Monday, March 9, 2020, and involved a car and a truck towing a boat on a trailer. 

The collision was caused by the driver of the car following too closely and driving too fast for conditions. Officers did not find evidence of breaking and the driver may have been distracted.

The driver of the car was taken to a local hospital by EMS.