Four Dead in Lexington Crash

Over the weekend, four people were killed and one person was injured in a one-vehicle wreck in the Lexington area. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the wreck happened on Highway 17, just a few miles south of the Acona Community at about 9:30 a.m. For currently unknown reasons, the automobile veered off of the road and into a ditch on the right side of the highway. The car then crossed a creek, hit an embankment and rolled several times.

Four Killed and One Injured On Highway 17

The driver, 31-year-old Ledetric McGee, was the only survivor of the crash. The four passengers, 29-year-old Jorel Johnson, 26-year-old Shamar Walden, 30-year-old Tyrone Williams and 34-year-old Royce Mayze, were all ejected from the vehicle and died on the scene. McGee had to be airlifted to University Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Very few details about this crash have been released, as it is likely still under investigation. There’s no word on why the car initially veered off of the roadway or if any of the passengers were buckled up at the time of the crash.

Holiday Crashes
With more people traveling on the roads, the holidays can be a dangerous time of year for commuters. In addition to travelers taking to the roadways, more people are celebrating with alcohol, making this time of year particularly deadly. Passenger vehicle occupants can improve their safety by always buckling up, for every trip, no matter how short. Buckling up is the single most effective way to protect yourself in the event of a crash.

Seat Belt Safety Facts

• In 2012, seat belts saved an estimated 12,174 lives across the U.S.
• An additional estimated 3,031 lives could have been saved in 2012 if all unrestrained vehicle occupants ages five and older had been buckled up at the time of their crash.
• From 2008-2012, seat belts saved almost 63,000 lives across the country.

The lasted update listed McGee’s condition as fair, but there’s no word on the extent of injuries involved. The team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC sends their deepest heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of Johnson, Walden, Williams and Mayze. We also wish a speedy and full recovery for McGee.

The attorneys at Coxwell & Associates have years of experience handling auto accidents, big rig accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other vehicular collisions which result because someone else does not follow the rules of safety. The attorneys focus their attention on those cases that cause serious, permanent, or catastrophic injuries. They know that a seriously injured person will only have one opportunity to receive a full and fair money award for all of their harms and losses so the attorneys at Coxwell & Associates concentrate on helping those people seriously injured. Call us immediately if you have a serious injury.

Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.

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