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February 8, 2022

Harleyville, SC – David Lee Lathan Dies in Pedestrian Crash on US-15

Harleyville, SC (February 7, 2022) – A local man was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in Harleyville on Saturday evening, February 5. The deadly accident was reported on US-15 near US-178 at around 7:40 p.m. 

A pedestrian was walking along the highway when they were hit by an oncoming 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck. Emergency responders were called to the scene to provide aid to the involved parties. The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The deceased victim was later identified as 36-year-old David Lee Lathan, Jr. No additional information has been provided at this time. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of David Lee Lathan, at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in South Carolina

Harleyville, SC - David Lee Lathan Dies in Pedestrian Crash on US-15

A pedestrian died in a traffic accident every 88 minutes in 2017, for a total of 5,977 pedestrian deaths in the United States. The number of pedestrian deaths rises year after year, and the road becomes more dangerous every day. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in an accident.

The grief of losing a loved one can be unbearable, especially when the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, and those close to the victim are almost certain to suffer as well. Wrongful death cases frequently result in significant financial losses for families, both now and in the future, necessitating the assistance of a Harleyville car accident lawyer. Unfortunately, many families are unaware that they may be entitled to compensation if a family member dies. Medical bills, 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 don’t know where to turn for help in obtaining the compensation they are entitled to.

Harleyville Wrongful Death Attorneys

After a loved one has died, an experienced Harleyville personal injury lawyer 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 is dedicated 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 ensure that you receive the best possible settlement for your claim.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, call a Harleyville wrongful death lawyer today at 800-421-0174 to speak with a compassionate 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. 

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