BLACKSBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – The Cherokee County Coroner’s Office said a man was killed early Friday morning during a fiery crash on McGill Highway.
The driver of a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder was traveling west on McGill Highway at about 12:53 a.m. when they went off of the right side of the roadway, down an embankment and crashed into a tree, according to the coroner’s office. During the crash, the SUV overturned and caught on fire, trapping the driver inside.
The coroner’s office said it took more than an hour for CKC Fire Department firefighters and members of the coroner’s office to get the driver out of the vehicle.
The driver has been identified by the coroner as 22-year-old William Meek Falkner, IV, of Smyrna, SC.
The coroner’s office has ruled the death accidental.