The South Carolina Highway Patrol has confirmed that one person died and three others suffered injuries in a Midlands crash on Sunday.
Lance Cpl. Tyler Tidwell revealed that the single-car Midlands crash happened around 5:30 p.m. on U.S. 15/North Main Street in Sumter County.
He said a northbound 2012 Hyundai Genesis ran off the left side of the road near the intersection of U.S. 15 and Jefferson Road.
The vehicle struck a stop sign and a tree and then flipped over.
The driver was flown to a Richland County Prisma Health hospital while all three passengers were initially taken to Prisma Health Tuomey in Sumter.
However, the back seat passenger who was sitting on the left was eventually flown to Prisma Health Richland. That unnamed individual subsequently died.
The Sumter County Coroner’s Office will likely release the name of the victim after they’ve notified their next of kin.
No information was provided about the conditions of the other three people.
The reason the car veered off the road is also not known. However, Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash.
As of the afternoon of August 27, 2021, 710 people had died on South Carolina’s roads for the year. This is according to Department of Public Safety data.
DPS also reported that at least 26 people had been killed in Sumter County crashes.
If your loved one was killed because of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to claim compensation for your losses. Contact a car accident lawyer in South Carolina for advice as to whether you have a case.