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Truck driver killed in 2-vehicle crash

Tractor-trailers and other types of trucks are essential to South Carolina’s economy. These trucks haul goods and do necessary work throughout the state every day. But because they travel frequently and are on the road for many hours at a time, they are often involved in accidents. These accidents can lead to serious injuries or fatalities. A recent crash in Lexington County left one truck driver dead.

How the crash happened

The two-vehicle crash occurred on a weekday afternoon in Pelion. A tractor-trailer was driving west on Fairview Road when it struck a tow truck that was attempting to turn onto Fairview. The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 63-year-old man from out of state, was killed in the accident.

The tow truck driver was seriously injured in the crash and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is currently investigating the crash to try to determine what caused the two vehicles to collide. If negligence contributed to the crash, the tow truck driver could face charges.

Where to turn for help after a car accident

Families of deceased accident victims have legal rights to file a civil lawsuit against the driver at fault. When an accident happens due to driver negligence, the driver can be held financially responsible and be required to pay compensation to the surviving family members. While this compensation cannot erase the pain of losing a loved one in a tragic accident, it can help the family recover the significant financial losses that often come with an unexpected death. Georgia families who’ve experienced a loss in a motor vehicle crash can consult an attorney to know what options they have.