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July 22, 2022

Greenville, SC – Marcelo Martinez Killed in Collision at Church & North St

Greenville, SC (July 21, 2022) – An Easley man was killed following a traffic accident in the Greenville area on Wednesday morning, July 21. The deadly crash was reported at the intersection of Church and North Streets at around 6:30 a.m. 

It was reported that 25-year-old Marcelo Sanchez Martinez of Easley was traveling in a pickup truck. Martinez collided with another vehicle at the intersection. The truck overturned, and Martinez was ejected in the crash. The vehicle landed on its roof following the impact. 

Martinez was left with fatal injuries as a result of the collision. He was reportedly headed toward Wade Hampton at the time of the crash. 

An ongoing accident investigation is underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Marcelo Sanchez Martinez at this time.

Deadly Car Crashes in South Carolina

Greenville, SC - Marcelo Martinez Killed in Collision at Church & North St

According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, there have been 470 fatal vehicle accidents reported in the state this year. These accidents have resulted in a total of 512 fatalities. According to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, there were 977 people killed in car accidents in the year 2015. The total in 2014 was listed as 823 fatalities. 

Sometimes, we abruptly lose loved ones far earlier than planned and much earlier than they had the opportunity to enjoy their lives to the fullest. However, not every terrible loss may be considered a case of wrongful death. According to the laws of South Carolina, wrongful death is considered to have occurred when the unlawful conduct, negligence, or default of another led to the death of another person. If your loved one had survived the injuries, South Carolina law requires that they have grounds to sue a person or other party for damages linked to the injuries in order to be able to file a lawsuit against that person or party.

You may compare a claim for wrongful death to a personal injury lawsuit in that it involves someone bringing legal action against a culpable party on behalf of the dead individual. In point of fact, family members who are entitled to launch a case must retain the services of an attorney in order to do so. In South Carolina, family members cannot sue directly for damages.

To ensure that you and your loved ones get the justice you are due, the attorneys at Monge & Associates will vigorously protect your fundamental rights. We’ll do all we can to make sure the at-fault party is held responsible for wrongful death. Call an experienced Greenville wrongful death attorney at 888-688-1924 as soon as you can if a loved one has suddenly died due to another person’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.