Zachary Olsen Charged with Felony DUI Following Fatal Crash Near Rock Hill
32-year-old Zachary Martin Olsen, of Charlotte, has been charged with felony DUI resulting in death following a fatal crash on Marshall Road near Rock Hill on Saturday, January 11. 44-year-old Kristen Stinson has been identified as the victim.
S.C. Highway Patrol officials say that the crash happened shortly before 2 p.m. on Saturday. A 2012 Nissan was driving northbound on Marshall Road when a 2010 Ford pickup truck traveling southbound crossed the center lane and collided head-on with the Nissan.
Stinson was driving the Nissan and died at the scene of the crash. She was not wearing a seatbelt.
Olsen was driving the pickup truck and was injured in the crash. He was hospitalized at Piedmont Medical Center.
As of Monday, Olsen remained at the York County jail without bond. Felony DUI resulting in death carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison.
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Financial Compensation For South Carolina DUI Crash Victims and Their Families
Families affected by drunk driving crashes should be aware of their legal rights and options for financial compensation, as these crashes can take devastating personal and financial tolls. Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney has some information to share on the legal rights of those affected by drunk driving crashes in South Carolina:
Every year, thousands of families are forced to mourn the loss of loved ones who have been killed in crashes caused by drunk drivers. Along with the devastating grief these families must endure, there are often major financial ramifications – including medical expenses, burial costs, and loss of financial support. This is why it’s crucial that the families of drunk driving crash victims are aware of their legal rights.
Drunk drivers can be sued directly in wrongful death lawsuits or personal injury lawsuits if the victims survive the crash. But in some cases, the options for financial compensation don’t stop there. South Carolina is one of many states that allow victims and their families to sue alcohol vendors for serving drunk drivers under something called dram shop liability.
In South Carolina, an alcohol vendor can be sued in a dram shop lawsuit if they served someone who was either under 21 years old or visibly intoxicated and that person went on to injure or kill someone else due to being intoxicated.
If you or a loved one has recently been injured or killed after being hit by a drunk driver, you can learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation with one of our experienced DUI crash victims lawyers.
Marshall Road in York County, SC
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