Lancaster Co., SC (December 30, 2023) – Two men suffered fatal injuries as a result of an automobile accident that occurred on Friday morning in Lancaster County. The crash was reported just before 510 a.m. on December 29.
According to troopers from the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a vehicle collision occurred on South Carolina nine just east of Lancaster. A 2016 Infiniti involved in the accident went off the roadway and struck a pole before overturning. The incident prompted authorities to close down the roadway while investigating. One of the people involved in the crash, identified as 22-year-old Ty’Kezius Benson, was fatally injured and pronounced deceased at the scene.
A second victim, 21-year-old Dareon Steward, was rushed to the Medical University of South Carolina hospital, where he later passed away from his injuries. One person was airlifted from the scene of the crash and flown to Hospital in Charlotte. At this time, investigations surrounding the accident are being taught.
We hope the injured victim recovers quickly.
Our condolences go out to the families of Ty’Kezius Benson and Dareon Steward at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in South Carolina
The unfortunate truth is that we see a significant number of fatal crashes take place across South Carolina every year. Despite the frequent nature of these accidents, it is nearly impossible to anticipate the sudden and unexpected impact they will have on your family. A significant number of fatal collisions occur as a result of driver negligence. These accidents are caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Traveling too closely: Tailgating or closely following other vehicles on the road poses a significant danger. Drivers who engage in this type of behavior simply cannot stop in time to prevent collisions. This reckless action leads to the loss of innocent lives far too often in our state.
- Speeding: Exceeding the speed limit raises the likelihood of a driver losing command over their vehicle. Driving at high speeds, particularly on curves, may lead to a driver veering into adjacent lanes and colliding with other vehicles.
- Distractions: Accidents are frequently attributed to drivers who engage in activities such as eating, conversing with passengers, or texting on their cell phones.
You may have options available to protect your legal rights if your loved one has died as a result of a fatal collision. It is vital that you reach out to a knowledgeable and seasoned wrongful death lawyer immediately.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we understand the immense pain and grief that comes with losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence. Our dedicated team of wrongful death attorneys is here to provide compassionate and effective legal support for families who have suffered such a devastating loss. We believe that obtaining full and fair compensation not only helps ease the financial burden but also allows families to focus on healing and moving forward. If you need help seeking justice for your loved one’s fatal accident, do not hesitate to contact us for a free case evaluation by calling (800) 693-7833 at your earliest convenience. Let us handle the legal aspects so you can focus on honoring your loved one’s memory.