A wrong-way crash in Greenwood County on Saturday afternoon, June 20, sadly left two people from Greenville, SC dead.
Authorities say the accident happened about 2:35 p.m. on US-25 near SC-67. Murice Brian Howard, 47, and Jessie James Smith, 49, were traveling south on US-25 in a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. A northbound Chevrolet Silverado whose driver hasn’t been identified crossed the center line, striking the Impala. Howard and Smith were trapped in the Impala, and unfortunately died from their injuries.
The driver of the Silverado was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries.
Wrong-way or crossed-center-line collisions can happen for many reasons. Sometimes drivers are inebriated, or simply distracted. In other cases, mechanical problems or defects in the car itself may cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
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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.