Car accident in Anderson results in 3 deaths

Steve Krause included in the 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
November 18, 2014
South Carolina car accident kills 1, driver crosses center line
November 23, 2014
Show all

The lives of seven people tragically intersected near Anderson University recently. A car accident between a pickup truck and car occurred. Two people were in the pickup, and five were in the car — including two sets of siblings. No one walked away from the crash, though four of people did survive with a variety of serious injuries. The other three died from the injuries they suffered that night.

Anderson police say that the driver of the pickup truck was responsible for the crash and expect him to be taken into custody upon his release from the hospital. Preliminary reports indicate that he crossed over into the oncoming lane of traffic on Boulevard near the intersection at East Calhoun and collided head-on with the car. The force of the impact caused the passenger in the pickup and one of the car passengers to be trapped in the wreckage.

The passenger from the pickup truck is currently listed in critical condition. The other person who had to be freed from the wreckage initially survived the crash but later died at an area hospital. Her sister was in the back seat of the car, suffered injuries to her lower extremities, and is stable. The driver of the car and another passenger both died at the scene. The fourth passenger, a 12-year-old girl, was in critical condition at last report.

Any civil actions filed by the families of the deceased victims or the surviving passengers in connection with this tragic car accident may offer evidence from any criminal proceedings as proof of negligence. In order to prevail in a wrongful death or personal injury claim, it must be shown that the party deemed responsible was negligent in a manner that caused or contributed to the wreck. Once that fact is established in court, an award of damages may be considered.

Source:, “3 dead in head-on collision in Anderson“, Romando Dixson, Nov. 8, 2014


We help people like you every day.