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South Carolina man killed when his pickup hits a tanker truck

A Fountain Inn, South Carolina, man was killed this week when his pickup truck hit the back of a methanol tanker truck that had stopped for traffic in front of it on Interstate 385. The driver of the pickup was not wearing a seat belt. The impact from the truck accident caused fatal multiple blunt force trauma to his neck and head.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the victim was driving north on I-385 near Simpsonville. A large tanker truck in front of him had reportedly stopped in his lane to let traffic move in front of him. For some reason, the driver of the pickup truck didn't apply his brakes and slammed into the rear of the tanker truck.

The truck was carrying a load of methanol, but fortunately the impact of the crash did not spill any of the liquid. The 31-year-old tanker truck driver was wearing a seat belt and was not hurt as a result of the collision. The pickup driver, unfortunately, was not so lucky.

For the family of the deceased man, there are no easy answers. Indeed, for the survivors of anyone who has been killed in a traffic accident, there are often more questions than answers. People who have lost irreplaceable loved ones are often overwhelmed by their situations. At times like those, the advice of an experienced wrongful death attorney can help those who are wounded with grief to evaluate their options and help them recover compensation for their terrible loss.

Source: Easley Patch, "Man Killed in I-385 Wreck Identified," Andrew Moore, Jan. 25, 2012

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