Coroner ID’s driver who died after crash on Hwy 221 in Spartanburg Co.

Accidents & Traffic

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office officials identified a driver who was killed Thursday night during a crash on US 221.

South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers said the crash happened at about 8:40 p.m. near Oak Tree Road.

The driver of a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis was headed north on US 221 when they went off of the right side of the roadway and crashed into several trees, according to SCHP.

Troopers said the driver was not wearing a seat belt and was trapped inside of the vehicle.

Coroner Rusty Clevenger identified the driver as Shannon Cartez Whiteside, 39, of Spartanburg.

Clevenger said Whiteside was taken to Spartanburg Medical Center, where he passed away just before 1:40 a.m. Friday.

Whiteside’s reportedly died from multiple blunt force injuries.

The coroner’s office and SCHP are continuing to investigate the crash.

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