“Head-on Crash Claims Life of Lanny Cartrette in Horry County”

By | August 13, 2023



One person was killed and another injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 701 in Horry County. The crash occurred when a Chevrolet pickup truck crossed the center and collided head-on with a Dodge pickup truck. The driver of the Dodge, Lanny Cartrette, sadly died in the crash. The cause of the accident is under investigation. The family of the victim may pursue a wrongful death claim. accident” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>thelegaladvocate.com reported

Thursday morning collision took place on Highway 701 at Paradise Estates Drive

HORRY, SC, (August 10, 2023) – In Horry County, a tragic two-vehicle crash occurred on Thursday morning resulting in the death of one person and injuring another.

\"Fatal-crashLanny Cartrette lost his life on Thursday morning due to a head-on collision in Horry County.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck was heading south on Highway 701 at Paradise Estates Drive. At 10:47 a.m., the Chevrolet veered across the center line and collided head-on with a 1988 Dodge pickup truck traveling north on the same route, resulting in a devastating impact.

The driver of the Dodge, identified as 74-year-old Lanny Cartrette, unfortunately succumbed to his injuries in the crash. 

The driver of the Chevrolet was immediately taken to the hospital for medical treatment. 



Driver error is the most common cause of head-on accidents, although they can also be caused by factors such as drunk driving, speeding, distracted driving, poor road design, inexperienced drivers, and driver confusion.

AAA reports that between 2015 and 2018, there were over 2,000 fatalities resulting from head-on collisions on divided highways.

In cases like this, Candice Bond, a seasoned accident attorney, emphasizes the importance of an independent investigation conducted by a skilled lawyer as soon as possible to preserve crucial evidence.

\”To establish that a driver’s actions were reckless, it is necessary to gather the appropriate evidence, which requires utilizing various resources,\” stated Bond, who serves as the Managing Partner at Bond Legal and is a national analyst for The Legal Advocate. \”In addition to the thorough work of law enforcement, an attorney can re-interview key witnesses, analyze any surveillance video from the crash scene, and obtain phone and texting records of the responsible party. Acting as an advocate, an attorney can offer compassionate guidance to a grieving family who has lost a loved one during this difficult time, while also safeguarding their legal rights.\”


Following the investigation, the family of Lanny Cartrette may pursue a wrongful death claim. Family members of wrongful death victims have the right to seek damages for the loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and emotional distress resulting from a tragic or catastrophic accident like this.

\”The stress and sorrow can be extremely overwhelming after losing a loved one in an accident,\” said Stefano Formica, of counsel at Bond Legal.

\”We understand the immense challenges that families face, and it is crucial to protect their rights. A wrongful death lawyer will stay updated on the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights and best interests are safeguarded.\” 

If you or a family member have been involved in a similar situation as described in this article and would like to consult with our national legal analysts Candice Bond or Stefano Formica free of charge, please utilize the contact information provided on this page

(Candice Bond, Managing Partner, and Stefano Formica, Of Counsel, at Bond Legal, are the national legal analysts for The Legal Advocate. The Legal Advocate may utilize quotes from prior interviews with our analysts in our news articles. If you wish to contact Bond Legal for assistance, please call 866-599-0297 or use the submission box on this page. Legal analysts quoted may or may not be licensed in your state).


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