Union County deputies survive wreck with 18-wheeler

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Photos: Union County Sheriff's Office 

Two Union County deputies have been transported to the hospital with minor injuries following a serious wreck Wednesday morning involving an 18-wheeler. 

The crash happened at 4:40 a.m. on US 601 north just south of NC 218. 

According to the Union County Sheriff's Office, a vehicle traveling southbound attempted to pass multiple vehicles near a curve, and struck a Union County Sheriff's Office vehicle traveling north, causing the patrol vehicle to veer into path of an 18-wheeler.  

The patrol vehicle and 18 wheeler collided. Miraculously, no major injuries reported but the two deputies inside the patrol car were taken to the hospital.  

US 601 North is closed between Lawyers and NC 218. 

South Carolina Highway Patrol will be doing an investigation. No word on charges at this time.