• August 17, 2022

One Killed, Three Injured in Truck Hit-and-Run Accident on I-95 in Jasper County, SC

Jasper County, SC — August 15, 2022, one person died and three were injured after a hit-and-run collision with a tractor-trailer on I-95 in Jasper County.

According to reports the incident happened around 5:00 a.m. on southbound I-95 near mile marker 1. Preliminary investigation suggests a Nissan Rogue SUV and an 18-wheeler were both headed south when the SUV hit the back of the semi-trailer for unknown reasons. After the impact the semi-truck continued without stopping.

The Nissan's driver died in the crash. Three passengers in the SUV were taken to an area hospital.

The investigation continues as troopers look for the big rig involved in the crash. No make, model, or color was provided but investigators said the semi-trailer may have noticeable rear-end damage.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Truck Accident on I-95 in Jasper County

People often feel that hit-and-runs, even those with vehicles as big as 18-wheelers, are difficult or even impossible to solve. I encourage people of that mindset not to lose hope; even months after a crash, someone may connect the dots and come forward to help.

In a recent case a family came to us after their loved one was killed by an 18-wheeler. The trucker fled the scene and authorities couldn't find enough information to identify the truck or a suspect. To help out we kept circulating the details through the blog, and a couple eventually contacted us saying they witnessed the crash first-hand.

One Killed, Three Injured in Truck Hit-and-Run Accident on I-95 in Jasper County, SC

It turns out they saw what happened, followed the truck, wrote down its company information and license plate, and only stopped because the trucker tried to run them off the road. They went to the police with what they had but somehow the information got misplaced and no one ever followed up.

When authorities didn't swing into action the couple contacted us. Thanks to their efforts the runaway truck driver--who it turned out was high on meth at the time and didn't want anyone to find out--answered for his actions. Moreover, his employer was held properly accountable for the damage he caused and the victim's family got some much-needed help getting back on their feet.

It's possible that similar efforts in Jasper County could get results as long as any new developments reach the public. If someone recognizes a description of the truck, was in the area at the time, or even just saw the damaged semi-trailer afterward, they could still come forward. Investigators can then find out more about what caused the crash and who's responsible. I'm sure they're doing their best to resolve this, but maybe independent efforts would also help resolve this terrible incident.

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