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December 19, 2021

Anderson, SC – Driver Dies, Passenger Injured in Accident SC-86

Anderson, SC (December 18, 2021) – One person was killed and another injured following a car crash in Anderson on Saturday morning, December 18. The deadly accident took place on SC-86 at around 4:35 a.m. 

A 2002 Jeep Liberty was headed eastbound on the highway when the vehicle left the roadway. The Jeep hit a utility pole and overturned. The driver was partially ejected in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The passenger of the Jeep was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance. Local reports revealed that the driver fell asleep behind the wheel. The driver was later identified as 33-year-old Natasha Nicolemay Johnson of Pickens. 

An ongoing investigation into the fatal crash is underway. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery. 

Car Crashes in South Carolina

Anderson, SC - Driver Dies, Passenger Injured in Accident SC-86

Driving a car is one of the most dangerous activities we engage in on a daily basis. In 2018, South Carolina had the highest per capita rate of fatal crashes in the country. Automobiles, trucks, and SUVs accounted for nearly 65%of all fatal vehicle collisions in the state that year, with 1,037 fatalities. According to statistics, drivers are responsible for nearly 82% of traffic deaths in South Carolina.

Car accidents are almost always caused by one or more parties’ negligence, and victims can suffer serious or life-threatening injuries as a result. What you do immediately following a car accident can have a significant impact on any potential personal injury claim you may have and your ability to obtain a fair settlement. As a result, you must take immediate action to protect your right to compensation. Contacting an Anderson personal injury attorney as soon as possible after a serious accident to obtain prompt, knowledgeable, and compassionate legal representation is the best way to increase your chances of a successful claim.

Auto Accident Attorneys in Anderson

Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Lawyers battles to protect the rights of car accident victims in South Carolina who have been wrongfully injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. Our legal team is committed to fighting for victims and ensuring that they receive the compensation they are entitled to in order to cover the medical care they require to fully recover. Our Anderson car accident lawyers have helped previous clients recover millions of dollars in damages following a serious vehicle collision, and it is our goal to ensure that the at-fault party’s insurance provider treats your case fairly.

If you have been wrongfully injured in a car accident and want to learn how we can help you get back on your feet, call us today at 678-832-0585.

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.