2nd Victim Dies from a 3 Car Accident


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According to one news report, the Charleston County Sheriff's Office says a deadly three car accident on Highway 17 South last Friday afternoon has claimed the life of two people. The Charleston County Coroner's Office says Rodney Gause, 58, from Ocala, Fla. died at the scene of this accident. Elizabeth Gause, 21, also from Ocala, Fla. died Saturday at MUSC from body injuries sustained in the accident. According to authorities, Elizabeth Gause is the daughter of Rodney Gaune. According to investigators, a pickup truck towing a trailer was traveling at a high speed, which caused the trailer to jack-knife and strike a Toyota Forerunner. A sheriff's office report states that after striking the Forerunner, the trailer then crossed the median and struck a Honda car that was carrying the Gause family. Authorities say the family was in town to see Elizabeth Gause's fiancée graduate from the Citadel on Saturday when the car accident occurred.

Car Accident Statistics

There were nearly 6,420,000 incidences of car accident in the United States in 2005. The financial cost of these crashes is more than 230 Billion dollars. 2.9 million people were injured and 42,636 people killed. About 115 people die every day in vehicle crashes in the United States -- one death every 13 minutes. In 2003, the car accident total was 6,328,000 in the US. There were 2.9 million injuries and 42,643 people were killed by a car accident. In 2002, there were an estimated 6,316,000 car accidents in the USA. There were about 2.9 million injuries and 42,815 people were killed in auto accidents in 2002. The estimation of car accident in 2000 was 6,356,000 car accidents in the US. There were about 3.2 million injuries and 41,821 people were killed by car accidents in 2000 based on data collected by the Federal Highway Administration.

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