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Daughters sue over man's wheelchair death in Five Points

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The scene of the accident at the intersection of Greene and Harden Streets. The scene of the accident at the intersection of Greene and Harden Streets.
William Travis Crutchfield (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) William Travis Crutchfield (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Two daughters of a Columbia man in a wheelchair who was struck and killed by a dump truck in Five Points last year have sued the truck driver and the company for which he was working.

Jacquelyn Jackson and Iris Jackson are suing P&S Construction Co. and the truck driver, William Crutchfield of Lexington.

George Jackson, 67, was in a motorized wheelchair and was struck and killed as he crossed a street in Columbia on June 25, 2012.

The daughters say their father had the right of way when he crossed the street.

Attorneys for Crutchfield and the construction company say Jackson was negligent in crossing the street at that time. They also say the death was an unavoidable accident.

Reckless homicide charges filed against Crutchfield after the incident were dropped in December, 2012.

The attorneys involved in the wrongful death case would not comment.

Copyright 2013 WIS. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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