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July 17, 2022

Richburg, SC – Child Killed in Auto Accident near I-77 & Highway 9

Richburg, SC (July 17, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident reported in the Richburg area on Sunday evening has claimed the life of a young child. Just before 5:30 p.m., on July 9, the South Carolina Highway Patrol was notified that a crash took place on Interstate 77 that required assistance.

Reports from authorities show that a 2017 Chevrolet Express van and a 2011 Ford SUV were both traveling north on Interstate 77. For unknown reasons, the two vehicles collided just north of Highway nine.

The impact of the crash sent the SUV off the right side of the roadway, where it crashed into a tree. The van then went off the left side of the roadway and struck a guard rail.

A seven-year-old boy who was in the backseat of the SUV suffered fatal injuries in the accident. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver and Francine passenger inside the SUV, including one identified as the child’s father, were both transported to area hospitals for emergency care. The father reportedly suffered critical injuries in the crash.

Investigations found that the driver of the van, 35-year-old Jason Palmer, was suspected to be under the influence and speeding at the time of the crash. Palmer faces charges of felony DUI involving death.

The incident remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol at this time.

Our thoughts are with both victims who suffered injuries due to this accident.

We offer our warmest condolences to the family of the child who has lost his life as a result of this motor vehicle accident.

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The loss of a loved one is one of the most challenging things that people have to endure during their lifetimes. When young children lose their lives as a result of motor vehicle accidents, families are often devastated. Dealing with the tragic and unexpected loss of a child is not something that anyone can prepare for.

When victims lose their lives as a result of motor vehicle accidents, families are often afforded the legal option of filing a wrongful death claim against the person responsible. These legal claims can help families recover financial compensation that can be used to alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward. Our knowledgeable wrongful death lawyers in Richburg can help your family secure the compensation you need for funeral arrangements and more.

Our lawyers that Monge & Associates truly understand the challenges that families face moving forward after experiencing the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. The grief is nearly unbearable. The last thing that families want to worry about is pursuing legal action to secure the compensation that they rightfully deserve. For this reason, our lawyers will take all of the legal work off of your hands. We will help you get justice and hold the person responsible for your loved one’s death to account.

You can reach out to our South Carolina personal injury law firm today by calling 888-688-1924 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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