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Any number of things can cause a driver to lose control of a motor vehicle. Often, a motor vehicle accident could have been avoided if the driver had only paid more attention or otherwise obeyed the rules of the road. Investigators are still attempting to determine what factors led to a recent single vehicle wreck that killed a teenager from Anderson County.

Preliminary reports indicate that the pickup truck occupied by four people left the roadway and slammed into a culvert. When it hit the culvert, it flipped over and partially ejected a 17-year-old passenger. He suffered fatal injuries to which he succumbed at the scene.

The driver — a 20-year-old man — was injured, but the nature and extent of his injuries is unknown at this time. His two other passengers — both 18 years old — suffered unknown injuries as well. The current conditions of the men were not reported.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is conducting the investigation into this crash. On the day it occurred, troopers closed the roadway for hours while they gathered what evidence they could from the scene as part of the investigation. No information was provided regarding whether any charges will be filed against the driver.

Meanwhile, the Anderson County teen’s family is undoubtedly grieving. As they do so, they are incurring expenses related to his death in this tragic motor vehicle accident. His family retains the right to file a wrongful death claim in which damages may be awarded if they successfully prove the driver was negligent in a manner that contributed to or caused the fatal accident. Moreover, depending on their injuries, the other two passengers may be entitled to file personal injury claims.

Source:, “Anderson Co. teen killed in crash on Crestview Rd. in Pickens Co“, Joseph Pereira and Kendall Webb, Nov. 3, 2014


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