One person is dead and another has been arrested after a fiery crash in Anderson County, SC on August 18.
Authorities say the crash happened at around 8:13 PM. An SUV was turning left onto Hwy. 29 from Shiloh Road traveling westbound when a car traveling northbound on Hwy. 29 hit the SUV on the left side. Troopers said the driver of the SUV, 49-year-old David Lee Watson of Williamston, died at the scene from multiple traumatic injuries.
Police later arrested the car’s driver, Deonte Lowery, and charged him with felony DUI resulting in death.
Unfortunately, South Carolina has one of the highest rates of DUI fatalities in the country. The Zebra, an online insurance brokerage, reports that about 30 percent of auto accident fatalities in the state were related to drunk driving. South Carolina ranks fifth in the nation for alcohol-related accident deaths.
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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 [email protected], and we will make the appropriate adjustments.