Driver charged after passenger dies in Spartanburg crash


SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) — Troopers say a driver has been charged after a boy died following a crash on Asheville Highway in Spartanburg County.

The wreck happened just before noon Sunday. 

The S.C. Highway Patrol says a Greenville man lost control of the vehicle and ran off the right side of the highway near White Avenue. The car hit a curb, traffic sign, and a power pole.

The driver and a passenger in his car were both taken to a hospital, where the passenger later died from injuries.

The passenger has been identified as Savario Tyson Gambrell Jr., 7, of Greenville.

The coroner said the boy was pronounced dead at Greenville Memorial Hospital on Sunday afternoon. 

Troopers say the driver has been charged with reckless driving.

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