3 dead in Greenville Co. crash near Furman University, coroner says


GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – 3 people have died after a crash in Greenville County that happened on Saturday night.

According to the coroner, they died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle collision on US Highway 25 Bypass near the campus of Furman University.

Two of the individuals have been identified by the coroner.

Hector Ruiz De La Cruz, 30, of Greenville was an unrestrained rear seat passenger of a Toyota Corolla that reportedly crossed into the oncoming lanes of traffic during a rain storm, the coroner said.  

The corner also identified 21-year-old Jorge Alfredo Gomez De La Cruz of Greenville as the restrained driver of the Toyota Corolla who was killed in the crash.

The identity of the third person who was killed in the crash has not been released yet.

This collision remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Greenville County Coroner’s Office.

Check back for updates.

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