GREENVILLE CO., SC (WSPA) – A driver hit on an Upstate highway and sent crashing down an embankment into trees died at the hospital from her injuries.
According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 4:18 p.m. Monday on Locust Hill Road, which is also Highway 290, near Greer.
Troopers said a car was turning on Locust Hill Road from Tigerville Road when it was hit by another vehicle. Both vehicles then went down an embankment and struck several trees.
The driver of the vehicle that attempted to turn was airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital where she later died, troopers said.
The victim is identified as Catherine H. Mills, 64, of Travelers Rest by the Greenville County Coroner’s Office.
Mills died of multiple blunt force injuries in the accident, according to the coroner.
Troopers said the other driver was not hurt.
The crash remains under investigation by the state Highway Patrol and coroner’s office.