Highway Patrol is investigating a potentially fatal car crash that happened on Interstate 77 on Tuesday night.
The crash occurred in the northbound lane of I-77, north of Harris Boulevard around 9:30 p.m. Two vehicles were involved in the crash. According to officials on the scene, the driver of one of the vehicles jumped out and ran from the scene.
Officials suspect that alcohol may have played a role in the crash.
Driving on interstate highways can be tricky and sometimes even intimidating. Practicing safe driving on the interstate means paying attention to what’s happening around you and also driving in a predictable manner. It is important to pay attention to and obey speed limits. Keep at least a car’s length of space between your vehicle and the cars driving in front of you. Do not tailgate. When merging, be sure to check your blind spot by turning your head. When you are in a construction zone, practice extra vigilance by adjusting to slower speed limits and watching for uneven pavement and other hazards. Most importantly, stay calm and remember that the interstate is nothing more than one long road.
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