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Investigate fatal hit and run – Hwy. 86


Sgt T. W. Carter with the SC Highway Patrol looks at evidence following a hit and run wreck on Highway 86 Tuesday night. A man waking east toward Piedmont was struck by an eastbound truck at the intersection of Old School House Road. Pelzer EMS rushed the man to Greenville Memorial Hospital where he later died. Wren firefighters also assisted at the scene.(Photo by David Rogers)

Troopers make arrest

Jason-YearginSouth Carolina Highway Patrol troopers have arrested Jason Yeargin, 33, of Piedmont, in connection with a fatal hit and run on Hwy. 86 Tuesday night. According to reports, the man who was fatally injured was walking east along SR 86 when he was hit by Yeargin’s Ford F250 pickup. The pickup truck , which was headed in the same direction as the pedestrain, hit the man and then a fence. After the incident, Yeargin left the scene, according to Cpl. Bill Rhyne. The victim’s name had not been released at presstime Wednesday morning.

Moped fatality – Hwy. 29


Carol Annette Watkins, 48, of Anderson was fatally injured in a moped accident on U. S. Hwy. 29 near Whitten Rd. on Saturday. Watkins died from blunt force trauma after the moped she was driving crossed the centerline and struck a Nissan Armada, according to Anderson County Deputy Deputy Coroner Don McCown. Alcohol may have been a factor in the accident, according to McCown.

Moped fatality – Piedmont

Jack Baxter Blanton , 52, of Piedmont died Thursday after he and another man, Timothy Whitfield, 36, of Piedmont were thrown from a moped. The accident happened around 9:15 a.m. on Shiloh Church Road in Piedmont when the moped slowed to make a left turn and was struck by a truck driven by Vance Ellison, 33 of Williamston, according to Cpl. Bill Rhyne of the SC Highway Patrol. Both men were transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital where Blanton died from head injuries at 10:24 a.m. according to Anderson County Deputy Coroner DonMcCown. Whitefield was treated for injuries.

Williamston man injured in motorcycle accident


A Williamston businessman was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on Saturday afternoon. According to reports, Frank Major was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle on Crestview Road when he collided with a Honda car at the intersection of Vandiver Road. He was taken by Medshore Ambulance Service to AnMed Health. Hopewell firefighters assisted ambulance workers at the scene. The accident is under investigation by the SC Highway Patrol. The accident happened behind T. L. Hanna High School. (Photo by David Rogers)

21-year-old passenger fatally injured – Old Pelzer Rd.


The SC Highway Patrol is investigating an accident on Old Pelzer Road near Rhodes Road in Piedmont Tuesday evening in which Hayley Gunter, 21, of Pelzer, was fatally injured.

According to Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans, Gunter was a passenger in a vehicle in which the driver lost control, left the road and overturned in a field around 6 p.m. The car then caught on fire. Evans said Gunter was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the car. She was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead, Evans said.

Highway Patrol looking for van that contributed to wrecks

The SC Highway Patrol is looking for a Honda van that they believe may have been the cause of an accident on Hwy. 29 Wednesday evening. Lance Cpl. David Jones of the SC Highway Patrol said that investigators are looking for a 2004 Honda Odyssey van that witnesses said caused a head-on collision Wednesday at 6:15 p.m.

Cheddar fatality


Emergency response officials including Williamston EMS, Cheddar Fire Department and SC Highway Patrol at the scene of a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Garren Road and SC Hwy. 20 in the Cheddar Community Friday afternoon. One person was fatally injured in the accident involving a Rollback and a pickup truck which happened around 1:45 p.m. The pickup truck ended up in the Cedar Grove Baptist Church cemetery. Allen Ray Manley, 63, of Williamston was killed in the accident.

Hit and run – Hwy. 88


The SC Highway Patrol is investigating a hit and run incident in which Clifton Chapman, 32, was hit by a car Monday night around 7:15 p.m. His body was found Tuesday morning at about 8 a.m. in a ditch on Sharon Church Road just off Hwy. 88. According to reports, neighbors heard a bang and saw a car idling on the road Monday night.

Two vehicle accident – SC Hwy. 8


Highway Patrol Sgt. T. W. Carter along with West Pelzer firefighters work at the scene of a two vehicle accident Saturday afternoon at the intersection of SC 8 and Ballard Road. Pelzer EMS transported the injured to Greenville Memorial Medical Center after a car struck a pickup truck in the rear. (Photo by David Rogers)

Investigate accident – Hwy. 29

Web 29 wreck 2

SC Highway Patrol Troopers investigated the scene of a vehicle crash on Hwy. 29 near Ballard Road Wednesday morning. The accident, involving two vehicles, happened around 7 a.m. and blocked both lanes of Hwy. 29 for more than 2 hours. West Pelzer firefighters freed two people who were entrapped in the vehicle pictured, according to West Pelzer Fire Chief David Huff. Both were transported to the hospital by Pelzer EMS. The driver of the second vehicle was uninjured. The accident remains under investigation by SC Highway Patrol investigated. Additional details were unavailable at press time.(Journal photos by Michael Lollis)

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