• October 26, 2022

One Killed in Crash with 18-Wheeler on US-78 in Dorchester County, SC

Dorchester County, SC — October 25, 2022, one person died in a collision with a tractor-trailer on U.S. Highway 78 in Dorchester County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 10:00 a.m. along Highway 78 near Molly Road. Preliminary investigation suggests only that the victim's sedan was headed west on the highway when it somehow collided with an eastbound 18-wheeler near Molly Road.

The car's driver was fatally injured in the crash. The truck driver was unhurt.

The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Truck Accident on US-78 in Dorchester County

There aren't many clear details here yet, but if two vehicles headed opposite directions collided a logical conclusion would be that one or the other crossed over the center line. If so then among all the other things to learn about this wreck there are two urgent questions to answer: Who crossed over and why?

To be sure those are answered quickly and properly investigators should look for every fact they can find. What does the electronic data from each vehicle say? Do debris analysis and tire markings help clarify what occurred? Could someone have lost control during a medical emergency? What condition were both vehicles in, and could a damaged or defective part on either have sent it left of center? How were visibility and sightlines? What about road conditions? Weather? Could someone have been distracted? If so, what had their attention? Were there any witnesses? Did the truck have a dashcam?

Those are just a few of the many questions that must be asked after such a serious accident, but it's uncertain whether police will go to such lengths. The victim's family deserves to know every effort was made to get the full story; do the authorities have the needed time and resources to do the job right, or would independent investigations help get the truth for the people that need it?

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