South Carolina Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on I-26
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC. – October 23, 2018 (live5news.com) A man from South Carolina was killed October 22 in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 26, according to an online news story from live5news.com.*
On the evening of October 22, 48-year-old Charles Dennis, of Daniel Island, South Carolina, was traveling east on I-26 in Berkeley County, South Carolina. Near mile marker 187, Dennis’s vehicles left the roadway and struck several trees. He died at the scene.
The Berkeley County Coroner ruled the death an accident. Local authorities and South Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating the collision and have not released information about the cause of the crash. Officials noted that Dennis was not wearing a seat belt.
According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 34,000 fatal vehicle crashes occurred in the United States in 2016. These accidents resulted in the deaths of more than 37,000 people. The fatalities averaged 11.6 per 100,000 people and 1.16 per every 100 million miles traveled in the United States.
On a state level, the fatality rates ranged from 4.0 per every 100,000 people in the District of Columbia to 23.1 per every 100,000 people in Mississippi. The rates also ranged from 0.66 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled in Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Rhode Island, to 1.88 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled in South Carolina.
In Georgia, vehicle accident fatality rates were closer to the top of the national ranges for 2016, according to the IIHS data. The state’s individual data shows 15.1 deaths in 2016 per every 100,000 people and 1.29 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled.
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