Union, SC – Update – Jonesville Lockhart Hwy Crash Victims ID’d

Union, SC – Update - Jonesville Lockhart Hwy Crash Victims ID’d

Union, SC (March 27, 2024) – Authorities confirmed the identity of the two victims who died in the Union crash on Saturday, March 16. The incident occurred at around 4:30 p.m.

A preliminary crash report indicates that a head-on collision occurred between a pickup truck and a sedan at the intersection of Jonesville Lockhart Highway and Kelly Road. The vehicles involved sustained severe damage, with at least one requiring towing from the scene. Both drivers suffered injuries and were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment.

A 19-year-old passenger in the sedan sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim was identified as Carol Santiago. The second victim was transported to an area hospital, where she passed away from her injuries. She was identified as 19-year-old Kristal Lopez. Both victims were South Carolina Army National Guard soldiers. At this time, the incident is under investigation.

We offer our sympathies to the families of Kristal Lopez and Carol Santiago at this time.

Fatal Accidents in South Carolina

Union, SC – Update - Jonesville Lockhart Hwy Crash Victims ID’dDealing with the aftermath of a fatal accident can be incredibly difficult. Unfortunately, more than 1500 deaths are reported as a result of collisions on our roadways every year. The unfortunate truth is that many of these accidents are completely preventable. When drivers are negligent and careless while operating their vehicles, it can cause devastating accidents that ultimately take the lives of innocent people.

There are many instances where victims die as a result of crashes caused by speeding drivers, impaired motorists, and drivers who are distracted. After experiencing the loss of a loved one, families have a right to file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation for the losses and damages they face. Working with a South Carolina wrongful death lawyer can provide the best chance of maximizing the compensation that is recovered. Families have the ability to seek compensation for funeral costs, lost earnings, and more.

At Ted Greve & Associates, we stand by our belief that no family should have to suffer any further after the tragic loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence on the road. Our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to seeking justice and fair compensation for our clients during this difficult time. Nothing can ever replace the life of a loved one, but receiving full compensation can help alleviate some financial burden and bring a sense of closure. If you are dealing with a wrongful death situation, do not hesitate to contact us for compassionate support and skilled representation. Let us handle the legal aspects so that you can focus on healing with your family. Schedule a free case evaluation today at (800) 693-7833 and let us fight for what you deserve.