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July 17, 2022

Laurens, SC – James Smoak Killed in Pickup Truck Wreck on I-26 near MM 47

Laurens, SC (July 17, 2022) – A traffic wreck reported just west of Clinton in Laurens County has claimed one man’s life. At approximately 9:45 p.m., on July 15, emergency crews were sent to the site of a crash that occurred on Interstate 26.

Reports provided by South Carolina Highway Patrol show that a 58-year-old man was driving a pickup truck westbound on Interstate 26 when he became involved in a collision near mile marker 47. The vehicle went off the right side of the roadway and then overcorrected. The vehicle then reentered the roadway and crashed into a cable medium barrier off the left side of the road.

The driver, James Smoak, was fatally injured in the crash. The victim, who was from North Carolina, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Troopers are currently investigating the accident.

We offer our deepest and most sincere sympathy to the family of James Smoak at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in South Carolina

When your loved one loses their life unexpectedly, it can be devastating to endear. if your loved one has died as a result of another person’s negligence or wrongful actions, it may be even more challenging for you to deal with the loss.

In South Carolina, laws are in place to allow family members of people who lose their lives due to the wrongful or negligent actions of others to pursue a wrongful death claim to recover compensation to help cover the damages they face.

Given the fact that a wrongful death claim is extremely complex, it is important that you receive experienced representation from a skilled and knowledgeable wrongful death lawyer in Laurens as soon as possible. Our team will be able to help you fight to protect your legal rights and get justice for your loved one.

Our Laurens car accident lawyers at Monge & Associates truly understand how difficult it can be for families to move forward. Contemplating the filing of a wrongful death claim is probably not something that is on your mind. For this reason, our lawyers will take all of the legal work off your hands and fight to get to justice as you move forward and deal with the grieving process.

Our team will help you get the money that you need to cover funeral arrangements and other costs that you face after losing a loved one. We will prove that the defendant is at fault and make them pay you the money that you rightfully deserve. Our lawyers will help your family move forward in the best way possible, given the unfortunate circumstances that you have all been forced to endure.

To discuss your wrongful death claim with our team, you can contact our firm by calling 888-688-1924. Our South Carolina personal injury lawyers are available to take your call to get started on 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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