SC Department of Transportation pays thousands to Kingstree family after accident

Published: Jan. 1, 2021 at 6:20 AM EST
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KINGSTREE, S.C. (WCSC) - The family of a Kingstree woman recently received a $200,000 payout from the state department of transportation. 

Back in November of 2016, Atonya McFadden was driving on Highway 521 near Andrews when a pine tree came crashing down on her SUV while she was driving. 

A lawsuit filed against the DOT and the owner of the property, says that the tree was diseased and that it was the responsibility of the DOT and the property owner to protect drivers. 

The suit states McFadden was left paralyzed from the neck down and incurred medical expenses of one million dollars. She died in 2017. 

The $200,000 was paid out in November.

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