An unnamed individual died after suffering injuries in a Richland County accident on October 16. South Carolina Highway Patrol said two other people were also hospitalized following the incident.
According to Master Trooper Brian Lee, the crash occurred around 7:30 a.m. and it involved a 1997 Jeep Cherokee and a 2007 Honda Accord. They collided at the intersection of Farrow Road and Hardscrabble Road, close to the Midland Tech northeast campus and the junction with Interstate 77.
Lee said the Honda was going south on Farrow Road when the driver tried to make a left-hand turn onto Hardscrabble Road and was struck by the Jeep that was heading north.
The individual who died was a passenger in the Honda. The Richland County Coroner’s Office will release the person’s name after informing their next of kin and carrying out an autopsy.
The drivers of both vehicles suffered injuries and they were taken to hospital. The authorities did not provide any updates on their condition. Lee said all three individuals were wearing seatbelts.
The Highway Patrol is still investigating the Richland County accident and it is not yet known if anyone will be charged.
As of October 16, 780 people had been killed on South Carolina’s roads for the year so far, according to the Department of Public Safety.
Meanwhile, the person who died on Sunday became at the least the 38th person to be killed in an accident in Richland County this year. It was also the second deadly crash reported by the Highway Patrol in the county that weekend.
An 11-year-old boy was killed in an accident at the junction of North Springs Road and North Trace Court on October 17. Two other people were hurt
If you lost a loved one in a crash, a South Carolina car accident lawyer may be able to help you get compensation for your losses.