New Hampshire woman killed in Greenville Co. crash

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GREENVILLE Co., S.C. (WSPA) — A New Hampshire woman is dead after a crash in the Upstate.

The Greenville County Coroner’s Office said the crash happened Tuesday night at the intersection of Locust Hill and Key Roberts Road in Taylors around 6:15 p.m.

The coroner said two vehicles crashed at the intersection.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, Jacob Thomas Whitt, 20, of Abbeville, was driving a 2012 Chevrolet truck — with two passengers inside — traveling east on Locust Hill Road.

Another vehicle with four people inside was traveling west on Locust Hill Road.

According to highway patrol, Whitt reportedly tried to keep from hitting a vehicle stopped in traffic, traveled left of center and hit the second vehicle head-on.

People in both vehicles were taken to Prisma Health Greenville. A passenger in the second vehicle hit by Whitt’s vehicle was pronounced dead later Tuesday night.

The victim is identified as Patricia Tenney, 75, of Rindge, New Hampshire. 

Whitt was charged with driving left of center.

Troopers with the S.C. Highway Patrol are investigating the crash.

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