Sumter Co., SC – Merrill Lonjin Jr. Killed in Crash on Pinewood Rd

Sumter Co., SC – Merrill Lonjin Jr. Killed in Crash on Pinewood Rd

Sumter Co., SC (December 7, 2023) – A multivehicle accident reported in Sumter County claimed one person’s life. Authorities confirmed that 39-year-old Merrill Lonjin Jr. lost his life as a result of a fatal collision that occurred on Pinewood Road.

Investigations determined that Lonjin was driving westbound on Pinewood Road in a 2011 Mercury SUV at around 4:00 a.m. For unknown reasons, the vehicle collided head-on with the 2021 Toyota sedan near Starks Ferry Road. The Toyota then collided with a 2019 Jeep SUV, which was also traveling east through the intersection.

Lonjin became trapped inside of his vehicle. Authorities arrived at the scene to remove the victim. However, authorities confirmed that the victim suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Toyota driver was injured in the accident and transported to an area hospital for emergency care. No one in the Jeep was injured. At this time, the South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating to determine what caused this accident to take place.

We hope the injured victim recovers quickly.

Our sympathies are with the family of Merrill Lonjin Jr. at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in South Carolina

Sumter Co., SC – Merrill Lonjin Jr. Killed in Crash on Pinewood RdFatal car accidents are reported across the United States far too often. These accidents take the lives of tens of thousands of people annually. Here in South Carolina, we see a significant number of people lose their lives in fatal accidents due to driver negligence. Several key factors contribute to the occurrence of fatal crashes in our state, including:

  • Defective roadways
  • Malfunctioning vehicle parts
  • Driving in unfamiliar areas
  • Lack of experience behind the wheel
  • Poorly maintained vehicles
  • Disregarding traffic control devices
  • Driver fatigue
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Operating a vehicle under the influence of intoxicants
  • Speeding

Unfortunately, these actions can cause severe accidents that take the lives of innocent people. In the aftermath of losing a loved one due to a fatal car crash, your family has the opportunity to pursue legal action by filing a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Seeking guidance from a wrongful death lawyer in South Carolina will ensure that your family has the best chance of getting justice.

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