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South Carolina wrongful death: Man recently killed in car crash

Tragically, far too many fatal car accidents occur in South Carolina every year. While accidents do happen, many of these incidents are highly avoidable. When a loved one is lost in a collision due to the actions of another, it is completely understandable for surviving family members to desire answers as to the cause of a crash. If negligence is suspected to have contributed to the loss of life, obtaining compensation may be possible. A wrongful death claim, if appropriate, can provide just that — if successfully managed.

Recently, a 66-year-old male was killed in a collision that occurred a short drive up the coast from the Myrtle Beach area. According to reports, the victim, who was driving his SUV southbound on the U.S. 17, was struck by a truck whose driver was attempting to cross the road heading westbound. The victim was taken to a nearby medical facility for treatment. However, her died shortly after arriving.

The individual driving the truck, a 61-year-old male, has been charged for failing to yield. It is unknown if any other charges are pending in this case. This incident is still under investigation.

A fatal car accident, such as this one, is something surviving family members may struggle to cope with for years, if not a lifetime. The loss of a loved one in such a tragic and untimely manner can be emotionally traumatizing and financially taxing. While nothing can replace a life lost, it is possible to seek monetary relief for any economic losses an accident like this can create. A wrongful death claim filed in a South Carolina civil court may, if negligence is established and litigation is successful, result in compensation being granted to the victim’s family for any financial damages incurred as a result of such a tragedy.

Source:, “Man dies after crash on U.S. 17 near Little River“, April 27, 2015