South Carolina Single-Vehicle Crashes Lead to Deaths, Injuries

South Carolina single-vehicle crashes

Officials are busy investigating three South Carolina single-vehicle crashes that resulted in several fatalities and injuries on May 14 and 15.

One person was killed on Saturday morning, May 15, in a crash on Business 85, close to Bryant Road in Spartanburg County. The County Coroner identified the victim as 29-year-old Keri Marie Wood of Spartanburg. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to troopers, Wood was driving a 2004 Toyota sedan south on Business 85 when she drove off the left of the road, lost control of the vehicle and then drove off the right side of the road.

She struck an embankment and a fence and the vehicle overturned. The accident occurred at 6:30 a.m. No information was provided about what caused the car to leave the roadway.

Meanwhile, the Spartanburg County Coroner has identified another individual who was killed in a single-car crash on Friday along Berry Shoals Road.

The victim is 80-year-old John T. Huitt. Highway Patrol said Huitt was driving west in a 2009 Chevrolet pickup truck when he traveled off the right side of the road and struck an embankment and a tree.

Huitt was taken to Spartanburg Regional where he died.

On Saturday morning, officials in Horry County were investigating a single-car rollover crash that resulted in injuries to one person.

According to the Horry County Fire Rescue, crews were called to 3566 Forestbrook Road in the Grand Strand around 6:10 a.m.

Officials said someone was ejected from the vehicle and at least one individual was taken to hospital. No information was released on the severity of their injuries.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol will continue to investigate this crash.

Single-vehicle crashes are not always the fault of the driver. If you lost a loved one this way or you suffered injuries, you may still be entitled to compensation. Ask a South Carolina car accident lawyer for advice.


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