Authorities in South Carolina have reported that a collision involving a car and a pickup truck resulted in two fatalities on the morning of June 3. The accident victims were identified as a 28-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman by a representative of the Florence County Coroner’s Office. The accident occurred at approximately 6:45 a.m. at the intersection of Cashua Drive and West Palmetto Street in Florence.
According to police, the cause of the crash was not immediately clear, but local residents say car accidents occur regularly at the intersection known in the area as Five Points. Personnel from the Florence County Coroner’s Office joined City of Florence police officers at the accident scene to assist with the accident investigation.
Data from the South Carolina Department of Transportation reveal that more than 20,000 vehicles pass through the intersection each day, and residents say that seeing cars running red lights is not uncommon. Police in Florence have reported that the intersection has been the scene of 11 accidents during the last five years, but local residents say that fender benders occur almost every day. Some locals feel that the timing of the intersection’s traffic lights may be to blame, and others say that they avoid the intersection altogether.
Hundreds of people are killed on the roads of South Carolina every year, and the families they leave behind often face serious financial difficulties. Household bills may quickly become unmanageable for these families when a relied-upon paycheck is no longer available, and funeral and burial expenses can make a difficult financial situation even worse. When a fatal accident is caused by a negligent driver, a personal injury attorney may assist the surviving family members of the decedent by filing a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf.
Source: WPDE, Two killed in deadly wreck at Five Points in Florence, Tonya Brown, June 3, 2015