January 13, 2019
North Augusta News
34-year-old Charles Starnes has succumbed to fatal injuries sustained in an I-20 collision Sunday afternoon, January 13, 2019.
According to the Aiken Standard, “[Mr.] Starnes was driving a 2004 Ford Focus east on I-20 near mile marker 3, when he ran into the rear of a 2015 Kenworth tractor trailer,” which “had broken down on the interstate.”
The South Carolina Highway Patrol told WRDW 12, the accident occurred on I-20 eastbound “between Exit 1 and Exit 5.” Mr. Starnes was transported to the hospital, where he tragically succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident.
Details, such as whether the broken down vehicle employed cautionary flares or lighting, have not been released.
Our Legal Take
As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, and if the tractor trailer driver is found to be at fault, Charles Starnes’ family may elect to file civil claims for their loss.
Based upon its experience and success handling motor vehicle accident cases, The Murray Law Firm suggests that the victim’s family should retain an experienced personal injury firm to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation. Photographs of the vehicles and roadways involved and a review of traffic surveillance footage will need to be performed immediately before any evidence is damaged or destroyed.
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