One person is dead and two others injured after a Jeep crossed the center line, causing a head-on crash in Marlboro County, SC.
Authorities say the accident happened around 3:50 p.m. on Highway 79 near Adamsville Road North. A northbound Jeep Wrangler crossed the center line and struck a southbound Hyundai Accent. Sadly, one passenger in the Hyundai was pronounced dead. The driver and another passenger were taken to a local hospital with injuries.
Police later arrested the Jeep’s driver, Peyton Nicolas Grooms, 24, and charged him with felony DUI resulting in death as well as felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, wrong-way crashes lead to 300-400 deaths per year in the US. Causes of these crashes include intoxicated driving, distracted driving, drowsy driving, and drivers who are simply unfamiliar with local roadways. However, there can be other causes, including a lack of signs or poorly marked signs, poor ramp or median design, poor visibility, or poorly marked ramps.
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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.