Multi-car accident in North Charleston leaves one dead and four hospitalized

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCBD)- All lanes of traffic are now open after officers responded to a fatal  accident at Rivers Avenue and Verde Street in North Charleston this afternoon.

Officials have identified the victim as 65-year-old Therone Bateman. He was declared dead at the scene from blunt force trauma.

Three vehicles were involved.

The driver of a Dodge collided with a silver Kia Sportage head on, causing the Kia Sportage to spin and strike another Kia.

Bateman was the driver of the Dodge and four people from the other two vehicles were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of this accident is unknown at this time.

We will update you with more information as this story develops.


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