I-20 Pileup Claims Young Life


One tragedy can lead to another, as shown by a car crash on I-20 that took the life of a 21-year-old Winthrop University student.
The fatal collision was part of a chain reaction that occurred as vehicles backed up on the interstate while authorities pulled another car from the Wateree River.
The accident victim, who died, was riding with her two roommates in a car struck by a Mercedes SUV. Both cars were approaching traffic that was stopped due to the recovery of a car submerged in the river containing the bodies of two missing North Carolina teens.
Following is from WIS-TV:
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 8:00 PM in the westbound lanes of Interstate 20 near mile marker 98.
[The victim] and her roommates … were headed back to campus when the collision sent their vehicle careening into the median.
The SUV that slammed into the students was being driven by an 18-year-old man from New Jersey. He was transported to the hospital.
The Mercedes also hit another vehicle driven by a 16-year-old from Leesville. The driver and passenger in that vehicle were uninjured.
Both of the other students in the car were injured. One suffered fractures to her back and the other sustained serious head injuries.
The Louthian Law Firm has pursued wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits in South Carolina since 1959. Its experienced wrongful death attorneys provide professional and caring service to victims and their families.
Compensation in wrongful death cases can include funeral costs, medical bills, lost wages, and damages for loss of companionship, mental anguish and pain and suffering.


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