Berkeley Co., SC (January 9, 2024) – A pedestrian accident reported in Berkeley County over the weekend claimed one person’s life. On January 6, emergency officials were called to the scene of an automobile accident that took place on US Highway 176.
Preliminary crash investigations show that Samuel Lorenzo was driving on the highway when he struck two pedestrians in the area near Jedburg Road. Lorenzo fled the scene of the crash without stopping. One of the pedestrians, identified as 22-year-old Maquis Abigael Ramos Ramos, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The second victim was rushed to an area hospital for emergency treatment. Lorenzo was later apprehended by authorities. He currently faces charges for hit-and-run with minor personal injury, open container, hit-and-run accident with death, and driving without a license. Investigations are currently ongoing.
We hope the injured pedestrian recovers quickly.
Our condolences go out to the family of Maquis Abigael Ramos Ramos.
Fatal Auto Accidents in South Carolina
Fatal car crashes are reported every day in the United States. In South Carolina, fatal car crashes are often attributed to a variety of factors, with some of the top causes being excessive speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving, and failure to obey traffic signals. These behaviors contribute significantly to the alarming statistics of road fatalities in the state, with more than 1,100 deaths reported annually. The overwhelming consequences that these reckless and negligent actions bring are often overwhelming for families.
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