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July 6, 2022

Iva, SC – Joseph Gardner Dies in Crash Involving Police Pursuit on SC-81

Iva, SC (July 5, 2022) – A high-speed pursuit in Iva on Monday, July 4, ended in the death of a bystander. The fatal crash was reported on SC-81 SB at around 4:47 p.m. 

A suspect vehicle was fleeing from authorities at the time of the accident. The driver crashed into the rear of another vehicle on the highway. The impact caused the victim’s car to leave the road and crash into a traffic sign. 

The victim was a passenger in the vehicle and was flown to Prisma Health in critical condition. They were later pronounced dead. The suspect motorist was also injured in the crash. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal crash is underway. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Joseph Francis Gardner at this time. 

Deadly Car Crashes in South Carolina

Iva, SC - Joseph Gardner Dies in Crash Involving Police Pursuit on SC-81

South Carolina has consistently had among the highest rates of auto accidents in the nation. Recent statistics show that over the previous six years, the state experienced an average of more traffic accidents than the entire nation. South Carolina currently has a much higher risk of fatal accidents than the national average as a result of the surge in fatal collisions since 2011. In 2015, there were 133,961 car accidents in the state as a whole.

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If a loved one has passed away abruptly due to an unexpected accident, call an experienced Iva wrongful death lawyer at 888-688-1924 as soon as you can.

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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