Last week, a Lexington County teenager was killed in an auto accident just 11 days after graduating from high school.

The 18-year-old former Gilbert High football player, who had planned to attend the University of South Carolina later this year, was driving home when his car drifted off Cedar Grove Road and struck several trees near Leesville. His father said he was about two minutes from their house.

Unfortunately, quite a few Columbia-area families are dealing with similar tragedies. We’re not even half-way through 2018, but more than a dozen serious accidents have left several people dead and many more injured in the Columbia, SC area.

Like the Leesville crash, some happen on secondary roads. Some involve just one vehicle. But, not surprisingly, several accidents have left travelers dead or hospitalized and shut down one or more lanes of traffic on Interstates 26 and 20.

Car Crashes in Columbia and Lexington, SC

Here are a few of the area accidents that have happened this year:

Auto Accident Attorneys in Columbia, Richland County, and Lexington, SC

If you have been hurt in an accident in Richland County, Lexington County, or the SC midlands area, call the SC auto accident lawyers at Coastal Law now at (843) 488-5000 or message us online for a free evaluation of your case and to find out how we can help to get full compensation for your injuries.

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