skip to Main Content

News: Teen Dies in Fiery Tanker Crash Near Estill

HAMPTON, CO. – A 16-year-old girl died on Thursday when her car collided with a diesel fuel tanker on the highway between Estill and Luray, Bluffton Today reports.

EMS officials say the accident happened around 8:51 a.m. when the high-school senior was driving north on U.S Highway 321 towards Luray. The adolescent’s car struck the side of a diesel tanker that was headed in the opposite direction towards Estill. The tanker truck ignited, and the car travelled under the tanker.

The coroner pronounced the adolescent driver dead at the scene of the accident.

Officials identified the truck driver as 37-year-old Brandon Belger. Belger exited the truck before the fire started, but he was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

A hazardous materials team with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control arrived at the scene on Thursday and worked through Friday to clean up and contain the scene.

The incident remains under investigation.

If you’ve lost a loved one to a truck accident, you may be owed financial compensation. The South Carolina truck accident attorneys at The Jeffcoat Firm will make your case a priority. We know you are grieving and confused, but you don’t have to walk through this process alone. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today online or by phone at (803) 373-1668 to schedule your free consultation.

Contact Us Today!


It's free to speak with us about your case, and if you hire us, we don't get paid unless we win.

1333 Main St #510,
Columbia, SC 29201
Main Office


5465 Sunset Blvd Suite B,
Lexington, SC 29072


161 Elliott St SE Suite B,
Orangeburg, SC 29115


749-2 University Village Dr,
Blythewood, SC 29016


Local Matters Logo banner

Awards &

Our Locations

The Jeffcoat Firm Injury & Accident Lawyers

1333 Main St #510,
Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 373-1668

The Jeffcoat Firm Injury & Accident Lawyers

5465 Sunset Blvd Suite B,
Lexington, SC 29072

(803) 373-1302

The Jeffcoat Firm Injury & Accident Lawyers

161 Elliott St SE Suite B,
Orangeburg, SC 29115

(803) 373-7593

The Jeffcoat Firm Injury & Accident Lawyers

749-2 University Village Dr,
Blythewood, SC 29016

(803) 592-6553

! NOTICE ! No Legal Advice Intended. This website includes general information about legal issues and developments in the law. Such materials are for informational purposes only and may not reflect the most current legal developments. These informational materials are not intended, and must not be taken, as legal advice on any particular set of facts or circumstances. You need to contact a lawyer licensed in your jurisdiction for advice on specific legal issues or problems.

Michael Jeffcoat, 1333 Main Street, Suite 510 Columbia, SC 29201
Legal Disclaimer
Back To Top