GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – Two people have died and five people were hurt after a crash Tuesday morning in Greenville.
The crash happened on Rutherford Road near Marie Street around 2:40 a.m., according to the Greenville County Coroner’s Office.
There were seven people in the vehicle, according to City of Greenville. Five people were taken to the hospital and do not have serious injuries. City officials said it appears that the driver lost control, hit a pole and then a tree.
The Greenville County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as 40-year-old Kimberly Watson of Piedmont and 31-year-old Richard Hollman of Greenville.
The coroner said Watson and Hollman were both thrown from the SUV when it flipped over in the crash.
The cause of the crash is under investigation by Greenville Police.
Rutherford Road, from Paris View Drive to Marie Street, was closed Tuesday morning and afternoon. The road was open as of 5:30pm.