A backseat passenger died on Saturday, August 22, after the car he was riding in struck a building.
Authorities in Greenville, SC, are still investigating the crash that killed 46-year-old Shamon Jones. They say Jones was riding in the back of a Ford Crown Victoria Saturday evening, around 10 PM on Laurens Road near Antrim Drive. At some point, the vehicle lost control went off the road and crashed into the Frugal Backpacker store. Police believe the driver was trying to make a right turn when the car veered off the road, causing the crash.
Jones was taken to a local hospital. Sadly, he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
Police have charged the vehicle’s driver, Clinton Nelson, with felony driving under the influence with great bodily injury and felony driving under the influence resulting in death.
Unfortunately, driving under the influence is a common problem in South Carolina. The state saw 291 DUI-related fatalities in 2018 alone. Drivers should have a plan to get home safely if they are out drinking, such as having a designated driver, calling a cab, or using a ride-share app.
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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.