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December 20, 2021

Johns Island, SC – Update: Jose Reyes-Escobar Charged in Deadly Crash on Maybank Hwy

Johns Island, SC (December 19, 2021) – A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal traffic accident in Johns Island on Saturday night, December 18. The deadly crash occurred at around 6:40 p.m. on Maybank Highway near Bohicket Road. 

Local reports revealed that Jose Reyes-Escobar was headed westbound on the highway in a GMC SUV when they veered across the centerline and sideswiped an Infiniti sedan traveling east. The GMC then crashed head-on with a Lincoln sedan. 

A backseat passenger in the Lincoln suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Lincoln was hospitalized for treatment of serious injuries. Seven others were reportedly injured in the accident. 

Reyes-Escobar was arrested for driving under the influence and several other charges. An ongoing investigation into the deadly 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. 

Deadly Drunk Driving Accidents in South Carolina

Johns Island, SC - Update: Jose Reyes-Escobar Charges in Deadly Crash on Maybank Hwy

Drunk driving is a national issue, but it is particularly visible in South Carolina. Between 2003 and 2012, 3,870 people were killed in DUI-related collisions across the state. Drunk drivers kill more than 30 people every day in the United States, with an intoxicated driver killing someone every 50 minutes on average. Each year, over 10,000 people are killed in drunk driving accidents, accounting for roughly a quarter of all road deaths in 2016.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, a wrongful death claim may be able to compensate you financially. You must understand who can file a claim and when a wrongful death claim is appropriate in South Carolina. A wrongful death lawsuit is appropriate under the wrongful death statute when an at-fault party was the direct cause of the victim’s death. The claim should be filed with a representative of the deceased party to establish the defendant’s negligence.

Car Accident Attorney in Johns Island

Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Lawyers are dedicated to fully compensating families who have lost a loved one as a result of another party’s negligence or wrongful acts. A wrongful death lawyer in Johns Island will guide you through the entire legal process, regardless of the nature of your claim. We want to help grieving families get the compensation they deserve after a fatal accident while also holding the at-fault party accountable.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, call a car accident lawyer in Johns Island today at 678-832-0585.

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.