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Motor vehicle accidents: Woman charged with DUI after fatal crash

These days, just getting from point A to point B in South Carolina can be a perilous endeavor. Motorists across the state are frequently forced to deal with congested roadways and, often, reckless and impaired drivers. Motor vehicle accidents caused by drunk or impaired drivers can be a very traumatic experience. In Laurens county, a recent fatal crash left a woman facing several felony DUI charges.

According to reports, the suspect was driving a Ford Taurus on U.S. 76 when she crossed the center line and crashed into a Ford Mustang head-on. Reports say that three people in the Mustang sustained very serious injuries and were airlifted to a local hospital. Tragically, two of the three occupants died later that day.

The driver of the Taurus had to be extricated from the vehicle and was taken to a hospital for treatment, reports say. Unfortunately, four children were passengers in the Taurus and were also taken to the hospital with unknown injuries, according to authorities. Police say the driver of the Taurus was arrested and charged with one count of child endangerment, three counts of felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury and two counts of felony DUI resulting in death.

Just as in any other state, motor vehicle accidents in South Carolina can happen at any time of day under a variety of circumstances. Of course, those who choose to drink and drive only increase the risk for themselves and others on the road. Those who suffer injuries or the loss of a loved one in a car accident may have grounds to take legal action. A successful suit could result in compensation that can be used to recover any financial losses.

Source:, "2 killed, 4 children injured. Now, SC woman faces multiple felony DUI charges", Teddy Kulmala, May 22, 2018

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