Truck Driver Killed in Rear-End Crash with 18-Wheeler on I-95 in Dillon County, SC
Dillon County, SC — August 2, 2022, a truck driver died in a crash between two tractor-trailers on Interstate 95 South in Dillon County.
According to reports the incident happened around 11:35 p.m. on southbound I-95 near Latta. Preliminary investigation suggests a Freightliner 18-wheeler was headed south on the highway when the driver slowed for traffic ahead. When the truck reduced speed another big rig crashed into it from behind.
The driver of the second truck died in the collision. No other injuries were reported.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Truck Accident on I-95S in Dillon County
Over the years I've learned that crashes between commercial trucks often turn into extended finger-pointing arguments between the companies involved. While they bicker back and forth about who's responsible victims and families may be stuck in limbo, urgently needing help.
Some may wonder if there's even room to argue since one driver reportedly rear-ended the other, but it's important to remember that preliminary reports aren't the ironclad truth of a crash and there's more investigating to do. Both companies are likely to send out their own investigators to find whatever facts they can use to get themselves off the hook.
I'm not taking sides or saying I know what happened better than police. I'm just explaining that virtually no crash--especially one involving commercial trucks--is really simple. That may just sound cynical, but these concerns come from plenty of experience helping truck drivers and families whose lives were forever changed by crashes like this. When it's time to hold someone accountable any notion of industry brotherhood evaporates, at least on the corporate and legal levels.
Furthermore, many victims believe their only recourse is through workers' compensation after these accidents so they don't take any action to gather evidence. They may get some help from that program, but on principle the parties responsible for their damages should help them get back on their feet. Holding them accountable requires abundant clear proof, though, so taking the right steps after an accident is vital.