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Four Claflin University Students Killed in Crash

On Thursday evening, October 13, four Claflin University students were killed in a crash on Interstate 77.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol the collision happened shortly after 5.30 p.m. at the 23 mile marker of I 77 near the Killian Road exit. A Ford SUV being driven by Melvin Lonell Jackson Jr. of Chester was traveling south on I-77 when he lost control and crossed the median into the oncoming northbound traffic where the vehicle was struck by a Toyota SUV.

All four of the occupants in the Ford SUV who were students at Claflin University were killed. Three men died at the scene and along with the driver, Jackson Jr. they were Darrell Renard Pendergrass of Society Hill and Keeron Q. McElveen of Kingstree. The fourth victim was Jamarius Kel’Shawn Bruce of Darlington, who was taken to a Columbia hospital where he died several hours later.

The driver of the Toyota was also taken to a hospital where his condition is unknown

If you have been injured in a South Carolina accident, our Spartanburg accident attorney can help you collect full and fair compensation. Please, call the Dan Pruitt Injury Law Firm today at (864) 280-7660 or contact us online so we can schedule your free initial consultation. If you choose to move forward and we agree to handle your case, we will represent you on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if you get paid.