Troopers say driver charged after disconnected trailer caused multi-vehicle crash in Chester County

Chester County, S.C (CN2 News) – South Carolina Highway Patrol says Jason Keith Smith, 47 of Heath Springs is facing several charges including 3 counts of leaving the scene with great bodily injury, driving under suspension and more.

Chester County first responders say a utility trailer disconnected from the white pick-up truck Smith was driving going south-bound on Interstate 77, near mile marker 68 in Richburg around noon on Saturday, July 8th.

Reports show the trailer disconnected and went into the north-bound lane hitting another vehicle as well as a truck pulling a camper.

A family of three were entrapped in a vehicle and had to be removed by other drivers.

The family says they are recovering at home, but still in a lot of pain. Their family dog, Cash ran from the scene and is sadly still missing.

If you think you see Cash, owners say do not chase him, call (803) 429-8923.

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