Man dies after head-on crash in Oconee Co.

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OCONEE CO., SC (WSPA) – A Westminster man has died and another person is in the hospital after a head-on crash near Seneca, Saturday afternoon.

According to the Oconee County Coroner, the crash happened shortly after noon on Bountyland Road near Poplar Ridge Drive.

Highway Patrol says a Honda driving south on Bountyland Road crossed the center line and hit a pickup truck head-on.

The driver of the Honda died at the scene.

The coroner identified the victim as 49-year-old James Brian Tharp.

Tharp was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and troopers say he died at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the pickup truck was flown by helicopter to Greenville Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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