WELLFORD, SC (WSPA) – Three people are dead, including a child, following a crash Tuesday afternoon on US-29 in Wellford.
The crash happened just after 4:30pm on US-29 at Tucapau Road.
The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office identified the three victims as 30-year-old Megan Jackson Barnett and 6-year-old Briley Diann Barnett of Wellford and 43-year-old Jackolane Mattison of Lyman.
Spartanburg District 5 confirmed that Barnett is a teacher at Wellford Academy of Science and Technology while her daughter Briley was a first grader at the school.
The district released this statement on their deaths:
Our school district is heartbroken over the loss of these two precious members of our Wellford Academy and District Five family. As a district, we are offering all the support and resources the Wellford Academy family needs in the coming days and weeks, as they deal with this tragedy. Additional counselors will be on campus tomorrow, and throughout the week, to provide support for any students and staff who need them. The district sends its deepest condolences to the Barnett family, and asks that the community keep them in their thoughts and prayers.”
The Wellford Police Department is investigating the crash.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.