One Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Highway 79 in Pee Dee, SC
Pee Dee, SC -- July 27, 2022, one person was killed due to an accident where a tractor-trailer crashed with a sedan on Highway 79.
Authorities reported that the crash happened at around 6:15 p.m. along Highway 79 near Scenic View Road.
According to officials, a Buick sedan was traveling westbound along the highway while a tractor-trailer was eastbound. Somehow, the tractor-trailer crashed into the sedan.
Due to the collision, the sedan driver sustained fatal injuries. The tractor-trailer driver's condition was not clear. No further information is available.
Commentary on Tractor-Trailer Accident on Highway 79 in Pee Dee
It isn't clear what happened here, but a tractor-trailer colliding with an oncoming vehicle usually means someone crossed over or attempted to make a left turn. As simple as that may sound, even the authorities may not be able to sort things out on their own. These scenes can be incredibly chaotic, and lacking the proper tools and experience to sort through things means important details may slip through the cracks.
Take for example a situation I handled a while back where police said someone went across the center line and hit an 18-wheeler. Once we started digging, the evidence actually showed the opposite occurred. It's simply that the car ended up in the 18-wheeler's original lane trying to avoid the semi, but the truck veered back to the right and hit the car.
A family almost had no idea what really happened to their loved one, and they were even told it was their fault even though it wasn't. I'm not saying mistakes like that are going to happen here, but that's what can happen when steps aren't taken to ensure the right professionals are looking into a deadly truck wreck. Are efforts being made here to get the right people to look into what led to this tragic event?