Orangeburg, SC (October 25, 2023) – The Orangeburg County Coroner’s Office confirmed that one person died as a result of the crash that occurred on Monday.
At around 11:30 a.m. on October 23, the South Carolina Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of a crash on US Highway 301, Five Chop Road.
Patrol officer reports show that a 2019 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling north on the road when it struck a pedestrian near Webber Farm Road.
The pedestrian sustained significant injuries due to the crash. The victim was subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of their injuries. The driver of the pickup was transported to a local hospital for medical care.
The incident is actively being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
We hope the injured driver recovers quickly.
We offer our sympathies to the family of the victim who died in this crash.
Fatal Auto Accidents in South Carolina
Fatal car accidents take place far too often. In fact, these accidents take the lives of tens of thousands of people across the United States annually. Here in our state, we see a significant number of people lose their lives as a result of fatal crashes caused by careless and reckless drivers.
Some of the leading factors in fatal crashes across our state include:
- Ignoring traffic control devices
- Driver fatigue
- Dangerous weather conditions
- Driving while under the influence of intoxicants
- Driving in unfamiliar areas
- Inexperience behind the wheel
- Poorly maintained vehicles
- Defective roadways
- Defective vehicle parts
After losing a loved one in a fatal pedestrian crash, your family has the opportunity to seek legal guidance and file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. A dedicated wrongful death lawyer can help guide you through the process and help to ensure you have the best chance of getting justice and holding the reckless and negligent party accountable.
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