Driver dies a day after Cherokee Co. crash

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CHEROKEE CO., SC (WSPA) – The coroner said a man died Tuesday following a Monday afternoon crash along Highway 5 in Cherokee County.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened Monday around 1:00pm on Highway 5 (Kings Creek Drive) and Rock Cut Road.

The Cherokee County Coroner said a pickup truck was headed northbound when it turned into the path of an SUV headed southbound.

The driver of the truck, 80-year-old John Peterson of Blacksburg, was airlifted to Spartanburg Medical Center where he died Tuesday afternoon.

Troopers said two people in the SUV were taken to area hospitals for their injuries.

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