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Tractor-Trailer Driver Causes Fatal Crash

On Thursday, September 1, a crash in Chester County killed two people, including the tractor-trailer driver who caused the accident.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened shortly before 3.30 p.m. on Interstate 77 at mile market 68.

A 2007 International tractor-trailer being driven by 59 year old Norman Edward Kimble of Pennsylvania was traveling north, and rear-ended another vehicle causing a chain-reaction. He then jackknifed as he tried to stop and crossed the median, hitting another tractor-trailer headed south, and both caught fire. Several other vehicles were caught up in the accident with a total of four cars and three tractor- trailers being involved.

Kimble and 82 year old Canadian Chung-Tin Chu, a passenger in one of the vehicles were killed in the crash. Chu was returning from a family cruise to celebrate his wife’s 80th birthday and along with him in the van were another five people. Two were released from hospital but another three are still being treated. In total eleven people were taken to hospital, some with life threatening injuries.

If you have been the victim of an accident, contact our law offices immediately at (864) 280-7660 today or contact us online. We will be able to review your case especially in the case that said accident resulted in serious injury or death, you may be entitled to monetary compensation.