Driver Dies After Vehicle Struck by Two Semi Trucks
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC- Amp.thestate.com writes that a driver died in a collision involving two trucks in the middle of the night in Lexington County. Reports indicate that a Buick Lacrosse was traveling eastbound on Interstate 26 when it rear-ended an International truck. The impact of the collision caused the Buick to spin and flip several times before stopping on the roadway.*
While the Buick was disabled, another truck came and collided with the sedan. The driver in the car died at the scene of the wreck. The coroner’s office has not released the deceased individual’s identity because they are still working to inform the victim’s family. Reports indicate that the individual in the truck was not using a seatbelt at the time. The truckers were not injured in the crash.
The death marks the fifth in Lexington County in just four days. A man died in a wreck on US 321 days before this collision. Prior to that, a nineteen-year-old boy died when he drove into a utility pole. A woman also died in a crash on Interstate 20 when a tree fell onto her car. Two people died in an earlier wreck on Interstate 26 when their car rear-ended a box truck. The victims in that incident included a 78-year-old man and a 75-year-old woman.
Even prior to this incident, 82 people died in vehicle-related incidents in South Carolina already in 2020. According to the Department of Public Safety, 35 were not using their seatbelts, although 65 of the individuals killed had access to restraints. Seatbelts reduce the risk of dying in a crash by about half.
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Sources:https://amp.thestate.com/news/traffic/article240347926.html and https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/seatbeltbrief/index.html