Saturday, April 27, 2013
The tractor trailer was illegally parked according to the Highway Patrol.
A woman was killed Saturday after the car she was riding in ran into the side of a tractor trailer, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Troopers said the tractor-trailer was illegally parked on Highway 291 at Worley Road. The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. Troopers said the Toyota Camry was headed north on Highway 291 when for unknown reasons the vehicle went left of center and passenger side of the car crashed into the tractor trailer. The female passenger died at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
More than 200 DUI arrests were made by the South Carolina Highway Patrol as they cracked down on dangerous driving during the Labor Day weekend.
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety reported this week that the recent Labor Day weekend yielded only one fatal accident statewide. That's a significant drop compared to the seven deaths reported on state roads over the holiday period last year. The South Carolina Highway Patrol saturated the roadways to ensure safer travel for motorists during the high traffic period. The result of the high law enforcement presence resulted in 260 DUI arrests statewide, and a total of 8,633 cases made. Troopers also issued more than 3,000 seat belt citations, investigated 738 collisions and assisted 1,086 motorists across South Carolina. Meanwhile, the State Transport Police performed 234 commercial vehicle and driver inspections, with 21 …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The Highway Patrol is investigating the incident, which happened at Riverview Mobile Home Park.
A 14-month-old child was struck and killed on Saluda Dam Road Monday morning. According to news reports, the child died at Riverview Mobile Home Park, 421 Saluda Dam Road, around 11:30 a.m. The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The South Carolina Highway Patrol said Highway 101 in Greer was closed Tuesday morning after an automobile accident took the life of a motorist.
Investigators with the South Carolina Highway Patrol are on the scene of a deadly accident in Greer that has shut down a stretch of Highway 101 near the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, FoxCarolina.com reports. Lance Cpl. Bill Rhyne confirmed one person had been killed and another injured in a two-car collision that occurred between a truck and a Jeep that left at least one of the vehicles in flames. One person, who has yet to be identified, was killed, and another was taken to the hospital via helicopter.
Monday, July 16, 2012
A 58-year-old man is charged with DUI after he lost control of his vehicle early Monday morning, killing his passenger.
A 47-year-old man was killed in an automobile wreck that resulted in the arrest of the vehicle's driver early Monday morning. The South Carolina Highway Patrol said Monday that at 3 a.m., a 2006 Nissan Altima being driven by Roy Warren ran off the roadway on Tigerville Road in northern Greenville County. The car overturned during the collision, and killed 47-year-old Eddie Davis who was pronounced at the scene. Both Warren and the Davis were wearing seat belts. Warren was arrested and charged with felony DUI, and was in jail Monday morning at the Greenville County Detention Center, where he was being held on $25,000 bond.
Friday, June 8, 2012
A 30-year-old Greer man died Friday morning when he lost control of his vehicle.
A 30-year-old man was killed Friday morning in a one-car accident on Pelham Road. Lance Cpl. Bill Rhyne of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the man was driving his 2004 Lincoln west on Pelham Road near the intersection of Riley Smith Drive when he lost control of his vehicle and ran off the left side of the road at roughly 4 a.m. The man, identified by the Greenville County Coroner's Office as Christopher Slusser, died at the scene, which is roughly two miles from Exit 54 on Interstate 85. Slusser was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected when his car rolled over upon during the crash, Rhyne said. According to Slusser's Facebook page, he worked at BMW.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Authorities say the victim rear-ended tanker truck.
A two-vehicle wreck on Interstate 385 claimed the life of a Pelzer man Tuesdsay morning, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. According to WYFF, Coroner Mike Ellis has identified the man as Nathan Anthony Croft, from Fountain Inn. Ellis said that Croft was not wearing a seat belt, and died from multiple blunt force trauma to his head and neck, according to the station's report. Lance Corporal Bill Rhyne said Croft was driving a 1998 Chevrolet pick-up truck northbound on I-385 near Simpsonville at approximately 9:10 a.m. when the collision occurred. Martinez Perry, 31, was driving a large tanker truck northbound, when he reportedly stopped for traffic in front of him at around mile marker 31. Rhyne said the Croft never braked …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Officials expect to see more travelers on Thanksgiving than last year
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Jeff Brush
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
For the first time this year more holiday travelers are expected to be out and about for Thanksgiving than there were for any holidays in 2010, and law enforcement officials are urging motorists to use caution. An estimated 611,000 South Carolinians are expected to travel more than 50 miles to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this year, according to a recent report from AAA. Airplane travel is expected to increase from last year, despite high ticket prices and lower gas prices. "Thanksgiving is the most traditional family holiday with the 'turkey day' always coming on a Thursday, creating a guaranteed four-day holiday for many," said President and CEO of AAA Carolinas David E. Parsons. An estimated 550,000 travelers in the state will …