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December 12, 2021

Columbia, SC – Passenger Killed in Car Crash at I-77 & Fort Jackson Blvd

Columbia, SC (December 12, 2021) – Three people were injured and one killed in the aftermath of a single-vehicle crash in Columbia on Sunday morning, December 12. The deadly crash was reported at the intersection of Interstate 77 and Fort Jackson Boulevard at around 12:30 a.m. 

Local reports revealed that a 2011 Crown Victoria with four occupants was headed southbound on the interstate. For unknown reasons, the driver left the right side of the road and crashed into a tree. One passenger suffered fatal injuries in the accident. The driver and two other passengers were taken to a local hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. 

The identity of the deceased party has not been revealed at this time. An ongoing crash investigation 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 victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Deadly Reckless Driving Crashes in South Carolina

Columbia, SC - Passenger Killed in Car Crash at I-77 & Fort Jackson Blvd

Careless driving is the leading cause of fatal accidents in the United States, and South Carolina drivers have a reputation for being rash. No matter how cautious you are behind the wheel, the actions of a reckless driver are unpredictable. An estimated 1 3,000 people die each year as a result of reckless driving, with human error accounting for more than 90% of all recorded car accidents nationwide. 

A wrongful death claim may be able to compensate you financially if you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident. In South Carolina, you must understand who can file a claim and when a wrongful death claim is appropriate. A wrongful death lawsuit is appropriate under the wrongful death statute when an at-fault party was the direct cause of the victim’s death. To establish the defendant’s negligence, the claim should be filed with a representative of the deceased party.

Personal Injury Lawyers in Columbia

Monge & Associates is committed to ensuring that families who have lost a loved one as a result of another party’s negligence or wrongful acts receive full compensation. Regardless of the nature of your claim, a wrongful death lawyer in Columbia will walk you through the entire legal process. After a fatal accident, we want to help grieving families get the compensation they deserve while also holding the at-fault party accountable.

Call a personal injury lawyer in Columbia today at 800-421-0174 if you have lost a loved one in a fatal crash 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.