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19-Year-Old Tragically Dies in Collision on Interstate 26 in Orangeburg, South Carolina

September 15, 2019

ORANGEBURG, SC – According to an online news report at,  a man, aged 19, was killed last week in an accident on Interstate 26.*

Per the Orangeburg County Coroner, a man, from Guyton, Georgia, was the victim of an accident that occurred close to mile marker 145.  Per law enforcement, the man’s vehicle exited the road into the median, flipped over, and became engulfed with flames.  The police note that the man died of blunt force trauma as well as injuries stemming from the fire that occurred following the collision.  

There are no further details on the accident at this time.  The crash remains under investigation by the local police.

There are several causes of car fires, which include the following:

  • Automobile accidents.  Vehicular collisions often result in fires.  According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), it demonstrates that while accidents only accounted for four percent of vehicular fires, it caused 60% of vehicle fire-related deaths.  For instance, if a gas tank is hit in an accident, it could cause a leak that results in a car fire.
  • Electrical issues.  The NFPA indicates that electrical and mechanical issues caused two-thirds of vehicles that catch fire.  This includes issues with the heated seats, heating systems, batteries and aftermarket accessories.
  • Engines that overheat.  If your engine becomes too hit, it could cause fluids to rise to dangerous temperatures and spill onto the exhaust system or engine.  Coolant that becomes overheated or oils can rapidly catch fire in these circumstances.
  • Design flaws.  Certain vehicles are more prone to catching fire than others.  If the manufacturer does not catch the problem, it could lead to a car catching fire or exploding.  Oftentimes, the design flaws stem from faulty batteries, electrical problems, and leaks from the fuel tank.

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