ANDERSON Co., S.C. (WSPA) — The Anderson County Coroner’s Office said two brothers who were hurt in a deadly crash that shut down Interstate 85 on Labor Day remain in the hospital.
We reported Monday that the crash happened on I-85 South near Piedmont at around 12:15 a.m.
Coroner Charlie Boseman said two people were killed when a car going the wrong way crashed head-on into another vehicle.
Lance Cpl. Joe Hovis with the S.C. Highway Patrol said a 20-year-old Georgia man was headed south on the interstate when the Volkswagen he was driving was hit by a man traveling north in the southbound lane.
Hovis said the Volkswagen driver was airlifted to a hospital. A 13-year-old passenger in his vehicle was also hospitalized. Both were wearing seat belts.
On Tuesday, Boseman said the four people in the Volkswagen were related.
The 20-year-old man driving the vehicle and a 13-year-old boy in the vehicle are brothers.
The other two people in the vehicle – their father and grandmother — were killed in the crash.
Boseman said the family was headed home to Georgia from a trip to Baltimore.
As of noon Monday, Boseman said the 13-year-old remains in fair condition and his brother was in critical condition.
The 63-year-old driver of the other vehicle — a 2006 Chrysler — was in fair condition.
South Carolina Highway Patrol officials said the crash remains under investigation.
Southbound I-85 was temporarily closed following the crash.