Deputies and troopers investigate a body found and vehicle fire on I-26 in Orangeburg

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCBD) — The South Carolina Highway Patrol worked more than 6 hours Saturday to clear an incident in Orangeburg.

Troopers first reported the incident just before 10 a.m. There was heavy traffic around mile marker 153 on Eastbound I-26. That would include traffic driving from Columbia.

Around 12:45 p.m., SCHP sent out another alert reporting delays at mile marker 153 and a vehicle fire at mile marker 151.

The NBC affiliate in Columbia, SC, reported a woman’s body was also found near the incident. No word on if the body investigation is related to the vehicle fire, or any other incidents in that area.

WIS-TV reports the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Department began investigating after they received a call around 8 a.m. from someone who noticed a suspicious object near the road, close to mile marker 154. Investigators have not ruled out foul play.

Many people may have travel I-26 Saturday for the Garnet and Black spring football game at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

At 3:24 p.m., SCHP notified the public that all eastbound lanes are open.

News 2 is working to find more information about the cause of the incident.

 

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