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James Corsey Bentley Dies After Driver Crosses the Center Line

A car crash in York County, SC, left one person dead and two injured after one driver crossed the center line on Wednesday, August 12.

Authorities say the wreck happened around 1:45 PM, on SC 161 near Maynard Grayson Road, six miles west of Clover. A Honda sedan was moving south on SC 161 and a Chrysler van was going north on the same road when the Chrysler crossed the center line and hit the sedan head-on.

Troopers say the sedan’s driver, 69-year-old James Corsey Bentley, was trapped in his vehicle and had to be mechanically extracted. Sadly, he was then pronounced dead.

The driver of the Chrysler and a passenger were both taken to a local hospital with injuries.

Crashes, where a driver crosses the center line, can happen for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they may happen because of intoxicated driving, but distracted driving is also a prominent cause. Drivers are encouraged to focus on the road and never look at a phone or other devices while driving.

If you know a surviving family member of a person who was injured or killed in an accident, please encourage them to contact our firm immediately. The consultation is completely free, with no out-of-pocket cost to the family to hire us.

For over 25 years the attorneys at Auger & Auger have been dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals and families that have suffered injuries or lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. We have years of experience guiding and helping our clients every step of the way to receive compensation for aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, and other monetary loss. 

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 vip@augerlaw.com, and we will make the appropriate adjustments.

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