Two Tragically Killed On I-95 In South Carolina

South Carolina (July 25, 2011)  According to the Carolina Highway Patrol a fatal accident occurred on Interstate 95 north around 12:30 p.m. causing traffic to back up for several miles.

The accident happened between Exit 94 and Exit 94 in Orangeburg County.

David E. Quaines, the driver of a Chevy SUV was traveling north on Interstate 95 with five passengers when he drifted off of the right side of the Interstate.  In an attempt to get his vehicle back into the northbound lane, the driver overcorrected causing the vehicle to rollover.

Quaines was trapped in the wreckage and needed to be extricated. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Four of the passengers was seriously injured and flown to Medical University of South Carolina, the other passenger was transported to Palmetto Health Richland by ambulance.
Update:  Sadly, nine year-old Luz Torres succumbed to her injuries from the accident and died.

Faith International Church of Bushkill (570) 588-5020, has established a fund to raise money so that Luz Torres can be buried at home.

Ivonne Davila, 46, sustained internal injuries and is in critical condition.

George Torres, age 12, tragically suffered a broken back and is paralyzed from the waist down and his 10 year-old brother, Emmanuel Quianes, has a broken leg.

A 16 month-old, was strapped in a car seat and only suffered scratches.

20 Thoughts on “Two Tragically Killed On I-95 In South Carolina

  1. Alan Cooper on July 25, 2011 at 7:02 pm said:

    My brother-in-law, witnessed the accident and tried to help the victims. It was a family of 6. The father was driving and was pinned in the vehicle. He was apparantly killed instantly when the vehicle rolled several times, initially landing on the driver’s side roof. Four of the passengers, the mother and three children were ejected. One child, about 3 years old, was in a car seat and was apparently un-hurt or only slightly hurt.

  2. Joleen Belton on July 26, 2011 at 5:37 am said:

    I am a friend of the family they were very close to me and my family and there are no words to explain the pain this causes and unfortunately 2 have passed away may they rest in peace my heart and prayers are with the rest of the family in the hospital and rest of their family at home we love you dearly and pray for the best.. i would like to ask people to please say a prayer for the others in the hospital one with a broken leg and another who may be paralyzed and another my dear friend who is hanging on but needs our prayers.

    • addie bianco on July 26, 2011 at 8:30 am said:

      I believe these are our neighbors in Pa
      our prayers and sorrow go out to the family

      We do hope for the best for the boys and mom

      • Our Prayers goes out to the family. this is my co-workers family, and they are from Pa.

  3. They were not from Pa, they headed back to NY from FL. The baby is not 3 she is 1, and she is the grand daughter of the driver and his wife so please don’t over dramatize the tragedy. Joleen, thanks for being closest to the facts and thanks for the prayers. Thats what they need now more then ever, prayers, not people making every minute into puzzle pieces. I am family, my cousin is on his way there now, but since then have been constantly on the phone with other family who are there now. Thanks again and please keep up the prayers.

    • Jamie Brown on July 26, 2011 at 2:46 pm said:

      I was one of the women who came upon the accident just as the car landed and was able to get out and help comfort the children. There were so many people there who offered their help, prayers and genuine love for this family we never met. Once all three of the children and their mother were on stretchers and paramedics had things under control, I left and finished on my drive to PA. At this moment, my heart is still so heavy for the entire family (immediate and extended) and I will never forget the beautiful faces of the two young boys and precious girl. I noticed on the post that 2 had passed. I’m afraid to ask.. but think I know… I am heartbroken and will keep everyone in my prayers. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do now or in the future. Jamie Brown

    • Kathleen Pretti on July 29, 2011 at 7:14 am said:

      Actually you are wrong, Luz Torres the 9 year old was from Stroudsburg PA.

  4. This is a terrible tragedy. This family is in my prayers. I only met them a short while ago and they were very nice. I’m pretty sure they live in Pennsylvania since this is where I met them but they are from New York and their last name is Quianes not “Quianer” as it is posted above. Again my thoughts and prayers are with them during this terrible time.

  5. JACQUELINE WILLIAMS on July 26, 2011 at 7:32 pm said:

    YES, SHE AND THE KIDS DID LIVE IN PA, YES SHE WAS FROM NYC AND YES THEY WERE COMING FROM FLORDIA TO THE BRONX TO BE EXACT BEFORE HEADING BACK UP TO PA I ASK THAT PEOPLE DO NOT GIVE OUT FALSE INFORMATION THIS REALLY ISNT THE TIME IVONNE AND HER CHILDREN ALL 6 OF THEM NEED US (HER FRIENDS) MORE THAN EVER. DAVID QUIANES WAS THE GOD-FATHER OF MY DAUGHTER KEVASHA CARTER WHOM WE LOVED DEARLY I CANNOT EVEN IMAGINE NOR DO I WANT TO IMAGINE MY LIFE WITHOUT HIM I LOVE YOU BIG DAVE AND I AM SO HAPPY THAT I NEVER FORGOT TO TELL U EVERY TIME WE SPOKE HOW MUCH U MEANT TO ME. TO CHINA (LUCY TORRES) PLEASE BE MY BEACON OF LIGHT SHINNING BRIGHTLY FOR ME I WILL NEVER FORGET THE WAY YOU WOULD JUMP ON ME WHEN YOU SAW ME SCREAMING TI TI …. I LOVE YOU LIL MAMA

    • My love and prayer’s goes out to my family. i pray every night that my cousin pulls though. my heart and prayers goes out to davids family. as of my little its hard to believe that u have passed so young i will always have u in my heart.

  6. marcelo on July 26, 2011 at 9:51 pm said:

    my co-worker and friend George Torres father of the kids drove downthere today and my heart and prayers are with him.I am with you George in this terrible moment and may the Lord give you the comfort and relief that you need to get through.

    • its a sad loss for the family and friends
      its a time we should pull together and do what we can if its a nod or a silet prayer
      Two lives are gone seriously,lets not bicker about where they live or who got what correct,its a sad sad time
      they live next to me and are wonderful hard working and have wonderful family.
      Pray

  7. Ray Agosto on July 27, 2011 at 10:25 am said:

    George, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this tragic time. Seek comfort and strength From our Lord Jesus Christ. God Bless you and your family.

  8. Although I did not know anyone involved in this horrific accident, my thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  9. Dental man on August 1, 2011 at 8:50 am said:

    So sad. Their kids go to my dentist office.

  10. JACKIE on August 4, 2011 at 8:43 am said:

    You will always be in our hearts. We will miss your dearly. David, you were always a loving and respectful man, we always knew that you would make a great father and a great husband.
    CLINTON WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

  11. Why oh why do people not wear their seat belts?? That likely would have made a huge difference.

  12. Her Sister on August 7, 2011 at 10:40 am said:

    Jackie thank you for correcting the info….all of a sudden all the hypocrite fakeass people want to say they love My sister and want to make it look as if they know the whole story…. Stop making up story lines just to say I knew them…..my sister has a huge kind heart and the family never deserve this and she doesn’t need nor deserves people hypocrisy…so please say the story if you know it if not just keep your fiction to your self my family does not need it right now…..and for those who were at the seen of the accident and try to help, from my family we say our thank you we are eternally grateful…..Ivonne I love you. You need to wake up your family miss you needs you and loves you…..

  13. An Angel on August 9, 2011 at 12:21 am said:

    God hears you and is working…he never has nor ever will abandon!
    Whisper in her ear every day, she’s stuck thinking that everyone is gone, bring her back by telling her who she is! Your name is … You are here for… My name is… I am here to tell you to LIVE!

    Love You!

  14. Her Godaughter kevasha on August 22, 2011 at 12:26 pm said:

    Well This is My Family And I’m Really Devastated My Lil God sister Lucy Torres will be truly Missed i Don’t want people being fake saying you love my godmother ,and my godfather and Lil sister when you guys never called , talked , wrote ,asked about them know that there gone , My Godfather , & god sister you guys want to give false info like no , im praying for my godmother to get better Ti ti We Need You . i Really need you guys to stop being a hypocrite –

    i Love u Ti ti , tio and china

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