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Car overturned on Celanese Road in Rock Hill 3-vehicle wreck; traffic heavy near I-77

A crash on S.C. 161 Wednesday in York County with an overturned car during the morning commute backed up traffic near Interstate 77, officials said.

Three vehicles were involved in the wreck around 8 a.m., said Lt. Michael Chavis of the Rock Hill Police Department. One vehicle was overturned, but no serious injuries have been reported, Chavis said.

Highway 161, called Celanese Road inside the Rock Hill city limits, is west of I-77 Exit 82.

Emergency crews from the Rock Hill Police Department, city fire department, EMS and others were on scene.

The crash was at the intersection of Heather Square, said Mark Simmons, Rock Hill Fire Department deputy chief. Two patients were treated, Simmons said.

Cleanup was continuing at 9 a.m. with road expected to re-open afterward.

Check back for updates.

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Andrew Dys covers breaking news and public safety for The Herald, where he has been a reporter and columnist since 2000. He has won 51 South Carolina Press Association awards for his coverage of crime, race, justice, and people. He is author of the book “Slice of Dys” and his work is in the U.S. Library of Congress.
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