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December 6, 2021

Greenville, SC – Karen Jannet Blanco Dies in Car Crash on Blue Ridge Dr

Greenville, SC (December 5, 2021) – On Saturday morning, December 4, a teenager was killed following a single-vehicle crash in the Greenville area. The deadly accident occurred on West Blue Ridge Drive at around 1:30 a.m. 

Local sources revealed that a 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling northbound when it left the roadway. The vehicle overturned several times before crashing into multiple trees. Both the driver and a passenger were entrapped and had to be rescued by emergency responders. They were transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital for treatment. 

A third passenger was partially ejected but trapped inside the vehicle. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim was later identified as 19-year-old Karen Jannet Blanco of Easley. 

An ongoing crash investigation is underway. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Karen Jannet Blanco at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

South Carolina Fatal Car Crashes

Greenville, SC - Karen Jannet Blanco Dies in Car Crash on Blue Ridge Dr

Driving is one of the most dangerous activities we engage in on a daily basis. South Carolina had the country’s highest per capita rate of fatal crashes in 2018. With 1,037 fatalities reported, automobiles, trucks, and SUVs accounted for almost 65% of all fatal collisions in the state that year. According to statistics, nearly 82% of fatal car accidents in South Carolina are caused by a driver’s actions.

For surviving families, the intense pain that often comes with the death of a family member can be overwhelming. This is especially true if the accident was caused by a driver who was careless or reckless. Those close to the victim will almost certainly face unforeseeable and serious consequences. Wrongful death cases frequently result in significant financial losses for families, both now and in the future, and fatal accidents require the help of a knowledgeable Greenville wrongful death attorney.

Unfortunately, many families are unaware that they may be entitled to compensation if a family member dies. Medical expenses, burial costs, and lost future earnings are just a few of the losses incurred by the deceased. Families who have lost a loved one often do not know how to obtain the compensation they are entitled to.

Car Crash Lawyers in Greenville

After a loved one has died, an experienced Greenville personal injury attorney can explain your rights and guide you through the process of filing a wrongful death lawsuit to obtain the compensation you deserve. Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Lawyers are dedicated to protecting 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 ensure that you receive the best possible settlement for your claim.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, call a Greenville car accident lawyer today at 678-832-0585 to speak with a caring attorney about your case.

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.