According to WTVD, at least three 18-wheelers and three small vehicles were involved in a fatal collision that shut down both directions of Interstate 95 near Exit 10 for almost 12 hours Tuesday afternoon.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a tanker truck rear-ended another vehicle around 1 pm when it failed to slow for a construction zone. Fuel from the crashed vehicles ignited, and the flames soon spread to other vehicles.
Among those killed in the accident were Michael Elliott, 68, and four members of a Goose Creek family, Elise Ann Spennati, 32; Cole Allen Spennati, 25; Aila Spennati, 4; Fianni Spennati, 1.
At least three others were flown by helicopter to area hospitals with serious injuries. A fourth person was hospitalized in stable condition.
The follwiong information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)