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February 26, 2022

Orangeburg, SC – Zeleria Simpson, Shemyia Riley Die in High-Speed Crash on SC-33

Orangeburg, SC (February 25, 2022) – Two people were killed following a pursuit in the Orangeburg area on Friday morning, February 25. The deadly accident was reported near the intersection of SC-33 and SC-178 shortly after 1 a.m. 

Local reports revealed that a trooper saw a sedan speeding on the US-21 Bypass. The driver refused to stop and a chase ensued. The motorist made multiple turns in order to lose the authorities but ultimately crashed into another vehicle. 

It was later revealed that Zeleria Simpson and Shemyia Riley were killed in the accident. Three other people were also injured following the crash. No additional information has been provided at this time. 

An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Zeleria Simpson and Shemyia T. Riley at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Deadly Auto Accidents in South Carolina

Orangeburg, SC - Zeleria Simpson, Shemyia Riley Die in High-Speed Crash on SC-33

Driving a car is one of the most dangerous activities we engage in on a daily basis. In 2018, South Carolina had the highest per capita rate of fatal collisions in the country. Automobiles, trucks, and SUVs accounted for roughly 65% of all traffic fatalities in the state that year, with 1,037 fatalities. Other motorists are responsible for roughly 82% of all fatal crashes in South Carolina, according to data.

The loss of a loved one is unbearable, and those closest to the victim are almost always affected. Wrongful death cases frequently result in significant financial losses for families, both now and in the future, necessitating the assistance of an Orangeburg car accident lawyer. Unfortunately, many families are unaware that if a family member dies, they may be entitled to compensation. The deceased’s losses include medical bills, burial costs, and lost future earnings, to name a few. Families who have lost a loved one frequently do not know where to turn for assistance in obtaining the compensation to which they are entitled.

Wrongful Death Lawyers in Orangeburg

An experienced Orangeburg personal injury lawyer can explain your rights and walk you through the process of filing a wrongful death lawsuit to get the compensation you deserve after a loved one has died. Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Lawyers is committed to protecting 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 get you the best possible settlement for your claim.

Call an Orangeburg wrongful death lawyer today at 800-421-0174 to speak with a compassionate attorney about your case if you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident.

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.