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July 26, 2022

Laurens, SC – Krystal Dianne Coley Dies in Pedestrian Crash on I-385

Laurens, SC (July 26, 2022) – A woman was killed while standing on a highway outside of Laurens on Friday, July 22. The deadly accident took place on Interstate 385 near mile marker 5 at around 12:05 a.m. 

Local reports revealed that the victim had exited her vehicle on the side of the highway. She was hit by a northbound motor vehicle. The woman suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The deceased party was later identified as 43-year-old Krystal Dianne Coley of Newberry. The driver was not hurt in the crash. 

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

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Krystal Dianne Coley at this time.

South Carolina Fatal Pedestrian Crashes

Laurens, SC - Krystal Dianne Coley Dies in Pedestrian Crash on I-385

Over the last decade, there was a 35 percent rise in the number of persons who were injured and died while walking, and the years 2016 and 2017 witnessed the most pedestrian fatalities that were caused by motor vehicle accidents since 1990. With 1,144 pedestrians having lost their lives in South Carolina between the years of 2008 and 2017, the state holds the tenth-place spot on the national list of states with the highest number of pedestrian fatalities.

A person’s death that was caused by another person or entity is considered to be wrongful death. If someone is killed in an unjust manner, the law permits a representative of the dead person to file a claim for financial compensation against the person who caused the death of the person. A civil lawsuit for wrongful death is an independent legal proceeding from any criminal proceedings that may also be brought against a perpetrator.

When a member of a family passes very suddenly due to the actions of another person, it is a terrible tragedy for the family. Suing the perpetrator of the wrongdoing is not going to make up for the damage that has already been done, that much is clear.

To ensure that you and your loved ones get the justice you are entitled to, the attorneys at Monge & Associates will tenaciously protect your fundamental rights. We’ll do all in our power to guarantee that whomever or whatever is culpable for the fatal accident is brought to justice. Call a knowledgeable Laurens wrongful death attorney at 888-688-1924 as soon as you can if a loved one has died suddenly as a result of 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. 

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