A man from New Jersey was riding in the front seat of an SUV, heading down Route 17 in South Carolina. His SUV was going south, while a Jeep was coming toward them in the northbound lanes.
The Jeep neared a driveway and then attempted to turn left. However, doing so put it directly in the path of the SUV, and the two vehicles collided.
Pictures from the scene show the smashed vehicles on the side of the road. The front of a white SUV is crushed and it is sitting sideways on the pavement. What appears to be a black Jeep Wrangler has rolled over on its side, the wheels in the air and facing the road, lying in the grass.
The man in the SUV's front seat did not have a seat belt on during the accident, according to reports, and he was killed in the wreck. The driver of the SUV and the passenger in the back seat did have their belts on, but they both suffered injuries and were taken to a local medical center.
The Jeep did not have any passengers, but the driver was hurt and was also transported to a hospital for treatment. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, that driver hasn't been charged at this time, but he was the one allegedly at fault in the deadly wreck.
The crash happened right around 5:50 in the afternoon. The New Jersey man, who was 58 years old, had come to South Carolina to play golf.
Vacations force you to log a lot of hours on the road, increasing the risk of a car accident. When you're hurt or a loved one is killed, you must know all of your legal options to seek compensation.
Source: NJ.com, "N.J. man killed, 3 hurt in crash in South Carolina," Jeff Goldman, Jan. 23, 2018