Holiday weekend sees multiple fatal crashes
The holiday weekend has already seen multiple fatal crashes in the Upstate. The SC Highway Patrol is searching for a vehicle involved in a fatal hit and run on Wednesday. The crash happened around 1 AM in Pickens County, on Highway 178 near Harper Road. The Highway Patrol says, a Chevy Traverse hit and killed the driver of the moped. The deceased was not identified by the Highway Patrol. The Traverse is said to be between a 2013-2-17 model, the Highway Patrol said they had no further info on the suspect vehicle.
In Greenville County, A 17-year-old driver is charged with running a stop sign near Piedmont Wednesday night, causing the crash that threw another teen riding in the back of his pickup to his death. The teenager's truck was hit by another pickup in the intersection of Old Pelzer Road and Estes Plant Road. The teen thrown from the bed of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident shortly after 7:15 p.m. The Greenville County Coroner's office is withholding his identity for now. The driver of the other pickup was also injured.
A wreck in Pickens County on Thanksgiving night, killed one person and resulted in resulted in felony charges. That crash happened around 6:45 PM on Midway and Log House Rd, just north of Pickens. 33 year old, Barney Lewis Trotter has been charged with felony DUI resulting in death, stemming from that wreck. The Highway Patrol says, Trotter hit a man riding a minibike from the rear causing the mini-bike to run off the road and hit an embankment. The driver of the mini-bike was killed in the crash, the identity of the deceased was not released by the Highway Patrol.