A wrong-way crash on Interstate 26 in South Carolina sadly led to the death of one driver and injuries to two others on Saturday, October 10.
Officials say the accident happened around 2:20 AM. A Jeep Cherokee was moving west in the eastbound lanes of I-26 when it hit an eastbound Kia Optima head-on, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Master Trooper David Jones. Despite wearing a seatbelt, the Kia’s driver sadly died at the scene.
The Jeep’s driver and passenger were 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.