Driver dies after crashing truck into parked vehicle, 2 houses in Pickens Co.


PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A man was killed Monday night after crashing his truck in Pickens County.

The Pickens County Coroner’s Office said the driver, David Lee Smith, II, 28, of Central died at the scene.

The crash happened at about 10:55 p.m. on Madden Bridge Road near RC Edwards Road, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the driver was traveling north on Madden Bridge Road when he traveled off the left side of the road, hit a ditch and covert. The truck then overturned and hit a utility pole, a parked vehicle, and two houses.

“I thought there was a lightning strike because the power went off and we heard the loud bang,” Daniel Cox, the homeowner whose house was hit in the crash. “Right after that, you could feel the house tremor.”

“It felt like an explosion.”

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