Five people were killed in the space of four days as a result of a series of car crashes in South Carolina.
The most recent crash occurred in Orangeburg County around 12:20 a.m. on Monday, March 22. The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the wrong-way collision happened on U.S. 301 close to Lariot Road.
It involved a northbound 2015 Chevrolet Camaro and a southbound 2004 Honda Civic. The driver of the Civic died while the driver of the Camaro had to be taken to hospital.
Meanwhile, two fatal accidents occurred in Barnwell County. One of them happened on Saturday around 11:05 a.m. along Fellowship Road.
SCHP said the passenger in a 1999 Toyota Avalon died after the vehicle ran off the road and hit a ditch.
The driver, 23-year-old Dominique J. Banner sustained injuries and was taken to hospital.
The other Barnwell County accident happened on Friday when two vehicles collided near the intersection of Kingfisher Road and Catfish Road.
This crash involved a 2007 BMW 328 and a 2015 Chevy Silverado. Both drivers died.
It is understood that the BMW was going west on Kingfisher when the driver attempted to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone. It hit the Chevy which was in the opposite lane.
Coroner Denise Gibson said the driver of the BMW, 20-year-old Ena Bynum, died of head trauma at the scene. The other driver, 60-year-old Erwin Inabinett, 60, suffered multiple injuries and passed away in hospital.
The authorities said all of the individuals involved in the string of crashes in South Carolina were wearing seatbelts.
If you lost a loved one in a crash caused by a reckless driver, you may be entitled to compensation. A South Carolina car accident attorney can assist you.