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January 11, 2022

Columbia, SC – Donald Wheeler Jr Killed in Crash at Newell & Leesburg Rd

Columbia, SC (January 10, 2022) – A man was killed following a traffic accident in Columbia on Sunday morning, January 9. The deadly crash was reported at the crossing of Newell and Leesburg Roads at around 3 a.m. 

Local reports revealed that 49-year-old Donald D. Wheeler Jr. was riding in a car when he was involved in a collision. The crash caused his vehicle to catch fire. Emergency responders were sent to the scene to render aid to the involved parties. Wheeler sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. No additional information has been released at this time. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Donald D. Wheeler Jr. at this time.

Deadly Car Crashes in South Carolina

Columbia, SC - Donald Wheeler Jr Killed in Crash at Newell & Leesburg Rd

One of the most dangerous activities we engage in on a daily basis is driving a car. South Carolina had the country’s highest per capita rate of fatal collisions in 2018. With 1,037 fatalities, automobiles, trucks, and SUVs accounted for roughly 65% of all fatal vehicle incidents in the state that year. According to data, other motorists are responsible for roughly 82% of all fatal crashes in South Carolina.

If a loved one was killed in a car accident, you should file a wrongful death claim. A number of complicated rules govern these claims, including who can file a claim and when a wrongful death claim in South Carolina is appropriate. When the at-fault party was the direct cause of the victim’s death, a wrongful death lawsuit is an option. A representative of the deceased should file a claim and attempt to prove the defendant’s negligence with the help of a Columbia car accident lawyer.

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Columbia

Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Lawyers is committed to fully compensating families who have lost a loved one as a result of another’s negligence or wrongful act. Regardless of the nature of your claim, a wrongful death lawyer will walk you through the entire legal process. After a fatal accident, our Columbia personal injury attorneys want to help grieving families get the compensation they deserve while also holding the responsible party accountable.

Call a Columbia wrongful death lawyer at 678-832-0585 if you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident caused by someone else’s negligence.

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.