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Tragic Crash in South Carolina Kills One on Interstate 26 in Richland County, South Carolina (SC)


July 19, 2020

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC- Wistv.com writes that a crash occurred this week in Richland County that left one person dead. The incident also injured three other individuals. According to reports, the wreck took place in the evening on Interstate 26 East close to Broad River Road.* 

Police stated that the three vehicles involved in the collision were all heading eastbound. The driver in a Ford pickup truck that was towing a camper slowed down. The car behind the camper also slowed, but a third vehicle failed to slow down and collided with the rear of the second vehicle. The impact pushed the second car into the camper and killed the driver in the second car. 

According to the coroner, the victim, identified as a 71-year-old woman from Chapin, died of blunt force trauma. 

Two passengers were also in the victim’s vehicle, and both suffered injuries in the wreck as well. Responders transported the injured victims to the hospital for treatment. The condition and identities of those persons have not been released. 

The driver who was in the third vehicle also suffered injuries and was transported to a local hospital. 

Everyone involved in the accident had a seatbelt on at the time. 

Police are still investigating the cause of the tragic incident. 

Most crashes are the result of driver behavior. As technology improves, many hope that it will be capable of lowing the number of car crashes by making up for driver inadequacies. For instance, 3,166 people died in 2017 alone in collisions that resulted from distracted motorists. Systems that can warn drivers when a crash is immanent have the ability to reduce the chance of a crash occurring. This technology keeps not only the driver and occupants in the vehicle safer but helps improve safety for everyone on the road. 

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Sources:

https://www.wistv.com/2020/07/16/person-killed-chain-reaction-crash-i-richland-county/

https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/driver-assistance-technologies

Category: Accident News

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