A tragic three-vehicle crash on Thursday, November 27, left one person dead and another injured after an intoxicated driver hit two other vehicles.
SC state troopers say the crash happened at 9:22 PM in Spartanburg County, around 3 miles west of Boiling Springs. Jamells Elliott Floyd, 43, of Spartanburg, was heading south on Parris Bridge Road near Davis Road when he struck a 2007 Honda sedan head-on. Floyd’s vehicle then rebounded and somehow hit a 2001 Honda sedan moving in the same direction.
Authorities say the driver of the 2007 Honda, 20-year-old Ericka Grace Solesbee of Boiling Springs, sadly died at the scene. A passenger in the 2007 Honda was taken to the hospital with injuries. Troopers say both were wearing seat belts.
The driver of the 2001 Honda was unhurt.
Floyd was also injured and was taken to the hospital for treatment. He was later charged with felony DUI with death.
Unfortunately, drunk driving is a common problem in South Carolina. In 2018, DUI fatalities in the state happened at a rate of about 5.7 per 100,000 population. A study using National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data found that South Carolina ranked as the fifth-worst state for DUI deaths.
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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.