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September 29, 2022

Columbia, SC – One Killed in Head-On Collision on I-77

Columbia, SC (September 29, 2022) – There was a fatality reported after a two-vehicle crash in the Columbia area on Monday, September 26. 

At around 4:30 p.m., the crash was reported on Interstate 77 near mile marker 24 about five miles south of the exit for Blythewood. Local sources revealed that the 2005 Toyota was headed southbound. The vehicle crashed head-on with a northbound 2020 Honda SUV. 

The driver of the Toyota sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. No further updates have been provided. 

Local authorities are handling the ongoing accident investigation. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Fatal Head-On Crashes in South Carolina

Columbia, SC - One Killed in Head-On Collision on I-77

An accident involving a head-on collision in a vehicle might have disastrous results. Although they make up the smallest percentage of crashes—2% annually—you are almost certainly going to have serious injuries. These accidents often involve distracted motorists veering into oncoming traffic. 

The tragic loss of a family member in an accident affects everyone in the family. It may have made it difficult for you to maintain your financial obligations, look after your loved ones, and, perhaps most importantly, deal with the emotional anguish you’ve experienced. Even worse, the party at blame may refuse to compensate you for the death of your loved one, leaving you with the cost and no resolution to the tragedy.

Since the deceased victim cannot advocate for themselves, wrongful death lawsuits can be very difficult to resolve. In order to avoid legal muddles, several jurisdictions have restrictions on who can file a wrongful death suit. A wrongful death case in South Carolina must be initiated by the estate’s executor or administrator. However, this does not exclude relatives from receiving damages for their losses.

Helping families who have lost a loved one as a result of another’s negligence has always been our main priority at Monge & Associates. After a terrible incident, our attorneys help the surviving family members file a claim against the responsible parties in order to receive fair compensation. You shouldn’t be held accountable for a family member’s passing caused by another person’s negligence.

To schedule a consultation with a Columbia wrongful death attorney, call 888-688-1924.

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.