Hardeeville, SC (December 19, 2023) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol confirmed that 43-year-old Jesse Burnett of Bluffton, South Carolina, lost his life as a result of a motor vehicle accident in the Hardeeville area. At approximately 6:00 p.m. on December 14, authorities were called to the scene of a crash on Highway 17.
Preliminary reports show that a vehicle collided with an 18-wheeler on Highway 17, causing significant damage to the second vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle, identified as Burnett, was fatally injured in the crash. He was pronounced deceased by authorities. At this time, the Jasper County Coroner’s Office and the Hardeeville Police Department are investigating.
Our sympathies go out to the family of Jesse Burnett.
Fatal Truck Accidents in South Carolina
Fatal truck accidents in the United States take the lives of thousands of people every year. Here in South Carolina, we see a significant number of people die as a result of these accidents. Unfortunately, fatal collisions across our state take the lives of more than 100 people every month. In countless instances, these accidents take place due to negligent and reckless drivers. Leading factors in fatal crashes across our state include:
- Driver fatigue
- Impaired driving (alcohol or drugs)
- Poor weather conditions
- Distracted driving
- Mechanical failure
- Inadequate training
- Aggressive driving
Any careless driver action can have devastating consequences for families. In the midst of grieving, it can be overwhelming to think about filing a wrongful death lawsuit. However, this legal action can provide much-needed financial relief and hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. By seeking the guidance of a skilled and experienced attorney, you can ensure that your family’s rights are protected and justice is served. Remember, you do not have to go through this difficult time alone. Instead, let a wrongful death attorney help you seek the compensation and closure your family deserves.
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