A collision between two Dodge pickup trucks led to the tragic death of one man in Pickens County, SC on Thursday, September 17.
State Troopers say the crash occurred around 11:45 a.m. on Old Easley Highway, or S.C. Highway 124, about 3 miles east of Easley. Mark Brent Smith, 72, was driving a 2000 Dodge pickup west on Highway 124 when a 2019 Dodge pickup going the other way crossed the center line. The two trucks collided, and both drivers ended up trapped in their vehicles. First responders were able to mechanically extract both drivers, but sadly, Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.
The other driver was taken to a local hospital with injuries.
Wrong-way crashes can have many causes, from a driver falling asleep at the wheel, to intoxicated driving, or distracted driving. Sadly these types of crashes, while often preventable, lead to many deaths and injuries each year.
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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.