Firetower Rd. fatality


Monday – One person was killed and another injured Monday night in an accident on Hwy. 88 at the intersection of Firetower Road. According to authorities, a logging truck traveling east on Hwy. 88 had its turn signal on in preparation to turn right onto Firetower Road. A car behind the logging truck apparently did not see the truck in time and swerved into the oncoming lane where it was struck by a large truck that was traveling west on Hwy. 88. The large truck apparently bounced off the car and struck a Honda SUV that was behind the car. The driver of the car was killed and a passenger was injured. Neither the large truck driver or Honda driver were injured. Three and Twenty firefighters along with Pelzer EMS personnel had to cut the deceased male driver out of the wreckage. The female passenger was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital by Pelzer EMS.