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Fatal Wagener Accident May Have Been Caused by Broken Accelerator

Posted on Apr 23, 2012
Wagener, SC - An accident in Wagener on Thursday, April 19th that left one man dead and a woman seriously injured may have been caused by a malfunctioning accelerator.

At around midnight, an F150 pick-up truck failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of New Holland Road and Gunter Pond Road, causing it to crash into a Honda Civic.broken accelerator accident in Wagener

Investigators reported that the pick-up truck driver explained that something was wrong with the accelerator.

The driver of the Honda Civic, 20-year-old Chase Ray, did not survive the accident. Ray's passenger, a 19-year-old woman, was seriously injured in the crash and taken to Palmetto Health Richland to be treated for her injuries.

The pick-up truck driver and his passenger also sustained injuries in the collision.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is currently investigating the accident.

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