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January 13, 2022

Edgefield, SC – One Killed, Many Hurt in Collision at SC-19 & Diggs Rd

Edgefield, SC (January 13, 2022) – One person was killed and several others injured after a car accident in Edgefield on Monday, January 10. The deadly crash occurred at the intersection of SC-19 and Diggs Road. 

Two vehicles were reportedly involved in the collision. A westbound car driven by Lisa H. Keels of Johnston was attempting to cross the highway when she was struck by a northbound vehicle driven by 55-year-old James K. Swygert of Wagener. Keels and her three juvenile passengers were taken to Augusta University Medical Center for treatment of sustained injuries. One of her passengers was later pronounced deceased. 

No other information has been released at this time. 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 victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Intersection Crashes in South Carolina

Edgefield, SC - One Killed, Many Hurt in Collision at SC-19 & Diggs Rd

Intersection collisions are among the most dangerous, accounting for more than half of all serious injuries and a quarter of all fatalities on the road. Left-hand turns account for nearly a quarter of all intersection collisions. According to the Federal Highway Administration, nearly 2.5 million car accidents occur at intersections each year, accounting for more than 40% of all recorded car crashes in the United States, demonstrating the seriousness of the problem.

The grief of losing a loved one can be overwhelming, especially if the accident was caused by another driver’s negligence, and those close to the victim will almost certainly suffer as well. Wrongful death cases frequently result in significant financial losses for families, both now and in the future, necessitating the help of a knowledgeable Edgefield wrongful death lawyer. Unfortunately, many families are unaware that if a family member dies, they may be entitled to compensation. The deceased’s losses include medical bills, burial costs, and lost future earnings, to name a few. Families who have lost a loved one frequently do not know where to turn for assistance in obtaining the compensation to which they are entitled.

Edgefield Wrongful Death Attorneys

An experienced Edgefield personal injury attorney can explain your rights and walk you through the process of filing a wrongful death lawsuit to get the compensation you deserve after a loved one has died. Monge & Associates is committed to defending your legal rights and ensuring that you receive justice for your deceased loved one while holding the responsible party accountable, and we will work tirelessly to get you the best possible settlement for your claim.

Call an Edgefield car accident lawyer today at 800-421-0174 to speak with a compassionate attorney about your case if you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident.

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.