Coroner’s office investigating death following Nov. 7 vehicle crash


Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said that his office is investigating the death of a man that died on November 24 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after being involved a motor vehicle crash that occurred on November 7.
The crash occurred on Highway 29 North near Hwy 8 in Pelzer around 6:23 p.m. The victim was treated at the scene, transported to Prisma Health in Greenville and was admitted to the hospital. The victim was discharged from Prisma on his own accord after several days in the hospital and after being at home for several days began to have further medical complaints and went to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to injuries at 5:40 pm on November 24.
Don McCown, Chief Deputy Coroner identified the deceased victim as Toney Shrell Perkins, 41, from Hattiesburg, MS.
The victim died as a result of multi-system organ failure secondary to internal hemorrhage.
The investigation indicates that the victim was in the rear seat where he was an unrestrained passenger involved in a head-on motor vehicle crash that resulted in multiple injuries.
The investigation is on-going by the Anderson County Office of the Coroner and the South Carolina Highway Patrol.