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Tragic Crash Kills Three on South Carolina 45 in South Carolina (SC)

November 06, 2020

EUTAWVILLE, SC- writes that three people died in a horrible crash on South Carolina 45 close to Eutawville.*

The incident involved two vehicles, including a 1992 Cadillac and a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria. The cars were traveling toward one another in the early evening and collided head-on. Police have not yet released the identities of the victims killed in the crash. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is leading the investigation. 

So far, in 2020, 829 people have died in South Carolina in car crashes. There was a total of 742 fatal collisions. Last year, at the same point in time, 818 people had died in crashes. In Orangeburg County, 30 people died this year so far in collisions. The numbers showed a slight decline from the 35 fatalities in the county last year. Bamberg County suffered three deadly crashes this year and did not have a single deadly crash by this point in time last year. Four fatal collisions took place in Calhoun County in 2020 so far, while only two occurred in 2019 by this point in time.

South Carolina is among the worst states in the country when it comes to drunk driving crashes. The Palmetto State falls into the top ten, and North Carolina also ranks in the ten worst states for drunk driving crashes according to statistics. Drunk driving is not the only problem plaguing the roads in South Carolina, though, as some studies indicate that the state is doing a poor job of preventing distracted driving-related collisions. 

Although texting and driving are against the law in South Carolina, the use of handheld devices is not prohibited. It is difficult for police officers to prove that a driver is using his or her phone for a prohibited purpose rather than for one that is allowed by law. As such, police struggle to enforce even the existing distracted driving laws. 

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