Multiple vehicles struck by objects on I-26

Lexington, SC - Lexington County deputies are investigating multiple incidents of vehicles struck by objects while traveling under an overpass on Interstate 26 Sunday night.

“Between about 10:50 and right after midnight last night, we received four reports of objects striking vehicles traveling west on I-26 near the Old Wire Road overpass,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Fortunately, nobody was seriously hurt but several vehicles were damaged. One person was transported with minor injuries caused by broken glass.”

Koon said windshields were damaged and several large rocks were found along the interstate.

“We don’t have much to go on yet with this case,” Koon said. “We hope someone will come forward with some information that will help us. In the meantime, we’ve scheduled extra patrols this week in the general area where these incidents happened.”

Several vehicles were struck in the same area a couple of weeks ago, according to Koon. Rocks were thrown at vehicles traveling on I-26 near the 117 mile marker.

One car was damaged Thursday night while traveling west on another stretch of I-26. A passenger told deputies a brick struck the windshield as the car traveled under the Piney Grove Road overpass.

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