Two Killed in Single-Vehicle Crashes in South Carolina

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Two separate single-vehicle crashes in South Carolina claimed the lives of a man and a woman on October 29 and 30. 

The first crash occurred on Thursday October 29 close to Lake City and it resulted in the death of 42-year-old Charles Ezell Dobson Jr. Of Olanta. This was confirmed by Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken.

The accident happened around 4 p.m. when Dobson’s Ford pickup ran off the side of the road. 

Cpl. Sonny Collins of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said Dobson was heading west on Morris Street and his vehicle overturned near Country Club Road.

Meanwhile, an elderly Camden woman died after a crash that occurred in Sumter County on Friday morning, October 30.

The victim was identified by the Sumter County Coroner’s Office as 76-year-old Dorethea Sumpter.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said Sumpter was a front-seat passenger in a Toyota Avalon that was traveling along Pisgah Road around 10:20 a.m. 

The vehicle veered off the right side of the road, struck a tree, and crashed. SCHP said Sumpter was ejected from the car and she was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The unnamed driver was transported to a hospital for medical attention. That individual was said to be wearing a seatbelt while Sumpter was not.

Sumpter’s autopsy will take place on Sunday morning at The Medical University of South Carolina.

It is not yet known why either of the vehicles left the roadway. However, both crashes remain under investigation by the authorities.

If you lost a loved one in a single-vehicle accident, you may be able to get compensation for your losses whether that person was a driver or a passenger. A South Carolina car accident lawyer can review your case and provide you with legal advice.


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