SMIDSY Crash Kills Local Football Player

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27-year-old Anthony Frye, who played tailback at Coastal Carolina University, died in a motorcycle wreck in Myrtle Beach.   Mr. Frye, who lined up at running back for the Chanticleers in 2008 and 2010, was riding near the intersection of Robert Grissom Parkway and U.S. 501 when an SUV made a left turn against traffic […]

Another Fatal Crash On S.C. 9 In Chester County

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If a stretch of roadway is locally known as “Deadman’s Curve,” motorists should probably consider alternate routes.   This latest incident was “horrific,” according to West Chester Volunteer Fire Department Chief Andy Martin. Apparently, a fully-loaded logging truck, driven by 62-year-old Clyde Davis, of Clover, collided head-on with a passenger van, operated by 51-year-old Jacky […]

Liability and Damages In Car Crash Cases

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An man faces criminal charges after he ran a stop sign moments before a fatal crash near Latta.   South Carolina Highway Patrol officers state that 43-year-old Stewart Sherman was northbound on Secondary Road 151 when he failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of 151 and SC 917. As a result, […]

Serious Officer-Involved Vehicle Wreck

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Two Lexington County Sheriff’s vehicles collided with each other en route to a burglary call that turned out to be a wild goose chase. The crash involved two deputies and a reserve deputy. All three were seriously injured, but they are all expected to survive. One witness reported hearing a loud bang, and then seeing […]

Significant Award In Alcohol-Involved Crash Case

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A Richland County jury awarded a victim over $1,000,000 in punitive damages to “send a message” about the dangers of drinking and driving. Jami Owens received $89,000 in compensatory damages and $1,000,001 in punitive damages after James Boulware, an intoxicated motorist who had one prior DUI, crashed into her vehicle after a University of South […]

Highway Death Toll Continues To Climb In South Carolina

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A man and woman from Moore are dead following a high-speed, head-on collision in Spartanburg County. The crash occurred on Highway 290 near Howell Road. 39-year-old Yeny Marron and 42-year-old Nicolas Marron were in a 2007 Nissan, when an eastbound van crossed over to the westbound side. Mr. and Ms. Marron, who were both wearing […]

Fatal Chase in Greenville County

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A runaway suspect in Greenville County fatally struck a pickup truck and then continued on without even slowing down; authorities finally apprehended the suspect in Anderson County. The chase began when sheriff’s deputies attempted to serve outstanding warrants on 25-year-old Dexter Reeves at his residence on South Florida Avenue in Powdersville. Mr. Reeves, who was […]

Inquiry Focuses On Speed In Fatal Crash

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Following a three month investigation, the South Carolina Highway Patrol announced that excessive speed was the primary contributing factor in an October 2015 car crash that killed four college students. According to the report, a car containing driver James Campbell, of Greenville, and four other students from USC Upstate was travelling 65 mph through a […]

Asleep at the Wheel

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Two prominent national groups are taking a very close look at drowsy driving and its impact on car crashes in South Carolina. In a recent study, researchers at AAA found that a third of all drivers admitted that they had made at least one trip in the last thirty days when they were so tired […]

Danger in Black And White

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Twenty-four South Carolinians, a figure that includes twenty civilians, were killed in officer-involved crashes between 2010 and 2014. Nearly half these incidents involved excessive speed; for example, University of South Carolina police Sgt. Allan Bolin was travelling an estimated 76 mph through a residential area when he struck and killed Stacy Case. Distracted driving is […]