Officials Identify Driver Killed in South Carolina Highway 125 Crash
ATLANTA, GA. – A vehicle struck and killed a man who was walking on the interstate in Atlanta, Georgia, according to an online news report from fox5atlanta.com. The driver stayed at the scene, and the victim has been identified.*
The crash occurred on Augusta Highway (SC 125) in Allendale County, South Carolina. South Carolina Troopers say the driver of a 2013 Dodge Charger was traveling southbound and crossed the centerline of the roadway, crashing into a northbound 2015 Nissan SUV.
The driver of the Nissan and a passenger in the Nissan, who have not been identified, were taken to a local hospital with unknown injuries. The driver of the Dodge was trapped in her vehicle and died at the scene. She has now been identified by the Allendale County Coroner’s Office as 59-year-old female from Hampton County, South Carolina.
It is not clear what caused Gordon to cross the centerline. No additional information has been released, and the accident is still under investigation by South Carolina authorities.
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.
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