3 Spartanburg Co. men killed in Bahamas crash, report says


SPARTANBURG CO., S.C. (WSPA) — Three men from Spartanburg County were killed when a plane crashed earlier this week in the Bahamas.

Authorities have not released their names.

The Herald-Journal reports the victims’ families posted obituaries in the newspaper.

Todd Andrew Crawford of Spartanburg, R. Scott Dawson of Chesnee, and Daniel Bryant McKnight of Boiling Springs, reportedly died in the crash.

Death notices say each man died Tuesday in a plane crash.

Federal investigators say the plane caught fire after takeoff before crashing. 

The crash happened Tuesday on the island of Eleuthera.

The plane was registered to a business on Northeast Drive in Spartanburg County.

According to obituaries, two victims were business owners.

Crawford owned Palmetto Grading and Drainage in Spartanburg. 

Dawson owned and operated an auto detail and supply company named CARS Inc. 

All three men leave behind wives and children. 

Eyewitness News reports the victims arrived on the island Sunday for a fishing trip. 

Visitation services are planned at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10 at the Spartanburg Marriott Hotel. 

Families have asked that memorials be made to Worldwide Work of Jehovah’s Witnesses at www.jw.org

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