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Deputy injured, tow truck driver missing following Wednesday Charleston crash

Deputy injured, tow truck driver missing following Wednesday Charleston crash

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — A recovery truck driver is unaccounted for and a Charleston County sheriff's deputy was injured in a Wednesday morning crash on the Don Holt Bridge on Interstate 526 over the Cooper River in Charleston.

The 9:50 a.m. crash happened in the westbound lanes when a Ford F-350 pulling a trailer struck the back of a sheriff's cruiser, which had stopped to assist a rollback wrecker with a disabled vehicle in the roadway on the bridge, said Cpl. Matt Southern of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The crash propelled the cruiser into both the deputy and the recovery truck driver as well as other vehicles, Southern said.

The deputy was taken to a hospital with "serious injuries," according to a Facebook post by the sheriff's office.

The U.S. Coast Guard and other marine patrol agencies were searching the river for the truck driver, Southern said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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