On May 22, a wrong-way crash on Business-85 led to the death of Dominque Alexander Lennon, 28, of Spartanburg.
Authorities say the crash happened around 3:30 AM, near mile marker 3, just south of Spartanburg. Lennon was driving north in a Hyundai when a Jeep SUV driven by Belinda Prince hit the Hyundai head-on. The Jeep was going south in the northbound lane.
Lennon was trapped in his vehicle and rescuers had to mechanically extract him. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he sadly died in surgery.
Authorities later arrested the Jeep’s driver and charged her with felony DUI.
Unfortunately, intoxicated drivers cause many serious and even fatal accidents in South Carolina. In fact, the state ranks number 5 in the nation for drunk driving accidents. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration found that 28% of fatal car crashes in the state were related to impaired driving for the year 2018.
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Editorial Note: At A&A we are always looking to improve the quality and safety and are saddened by the outcome of many tragic accidents across the Carolinas. The purpose of this news blog is to write about cases relevant to our industry and raise awareness about injury cases so that victims of similar incidents can educate themselves on theories of liability, the law, and how personal injury cases typically work. This article is created using publicly available information and is a secondary source. If you find any information here to be inaccurate, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will make the appropriate adjustments.