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April 21, 2022

Wellford, SC – Megan Jackson Barnett Dies in Crash at US-29 & Tucapau Rd

Wellford, SC (April 20, 2022) – Three people were killed following a traffic accident in the Wellford area on Tuesday, April 19. The deadly crash was reported at the intersection of US-29 and Tucapau Road. 

The accident was reportedly due to speeding. It was later revealed that 30-year-old Megan Jackson Barnett, a teacher’s assistant at Wellford Academy of Science and Technology, was killed in the crash. Her daughter was also killed in the accident, along with 43-year-old Jackolane Mattison. 

At this time, the circumstances leading to the deadly crash have not been disclosed. An ongoing investigation into the fatal accident is underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Megan Jackson Barnett, her daughter, and Jackolane Mattison at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in South Carolina

Wellford, SC - Megan Jackson Barnett Dies in Crash at US-29 & Tucapau Rd

Driving a car is one of the most dangerous activities we engage in on a daily basis. South Carolina had the country’s highest rate of fatal collisions per capita in 2018. With 1,037 fatalities, automobiles, trucks, and SUVs were responsible for roughly 65% of all traffic deaths in the state that year. According to statistics, other motorists are to blame for 82% of all fatal crashes in South Carolina.

It’s devastating to lose a loved one, and those closest to the victim are almost always affected. Families often suffer significant financial losses as a result of wrongful death cases, necessitating the immediate and long-term assistance of a Wellford personal injury 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 Attorneys in Wellford

An experienced Wellford car accident attorney can explain your rights and guide you through the process of filing a wrongful death lawsuit to obtain the compensation you deserve after a loved one has died. Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Lawyers are committed to defending your legal rights and ensuring that justice is served for your deceased loved one while holding the responsible party accountable, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the best possible settlement for your claim.

Call a Wellford wrongful death lawyer today at 888-688-1924 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.